Classical Revolution LA: Movie Night


Classical Revolution L.A., the bimonthly happy hour concert series at the Silverlake Lounge, presents “Movie Night” at the same venue on May 3rd at 6pm. The Helix Collective will be performing live scores for six independent short films, composed by Eugene Micofsky, Elliott Goldkind, George N. Gianopoulos, Phil Popham and Kevin Wilt. The ensemble will be joined by guest cellist Michael Kaufman and film conductor Joshua Roach. The night is free, but donations are recommended!

Here’s the info on the films, courtesy of Classical Revolution:

Done: Ashley Vetere – writer/director, Ernie Smith – cinematographer/editor/producer, score by Elliott Goldkind

In this short thriller, a woman experiences disturbing memories as she returns to her old home. Award-winning producer Ernie Smith, a member of the independent film group Skelly Films, released this film in 2013. Composer Elliott Goldkind has collaborated with Jeff Buckley and David Mamet. He has written music for television, documentaries and feature films, including EntourageClass Act and Infinite Space: the Architecture of John Lautner.

Perfection at the Plate: Narendra Gala – writer/director, Darwin Carlisle – editor/cinematographer, score by Kevin Wilt

Perfection at the Plate is a film about the healing power of inclusion. Narendra Gala is originally from Columbus Ohio and also works as an actor in film tv and stage. Darwin Carlisle is a filmmaker who has worked on numerous films, including Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Composer Kevin Wilt has scored several short films and feature films, including The Wars of Other Men. That score included oboe and English horn performances by Helix Collective’s own Phil Popham.

Urges (Working Title): film by Gregory J.M. Kasunich, score by Eugene Micofsky

Urges is an abstract narrative short film that follows a young man and woman as they drift though the city and into each other’s lives. Gregory J. M. Kasunich is an award winning filmmaker and published writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania currently living and working in Los Angeles. He has worked with several different television and animation studios and has created a number of projects including music videos, short films, and documentaries. Gene Micofsky has produced scores for award-winning features and TV productions on both coasts, working with Comedy Central, Comcast, Fuel TV, Lionsgate, and others. His films are available nationally in Walmart, Best Buy, Itunes, Amazon, and Netflix. His score for the 2013 feature “Patric,” was recorded by the orchestra at Skywalker Sound.

Driving Thought: film by Raj Jawa, score by Phil Popham

Driving Thought documents a self-reflective drive. Busy actor, director and producer Raj Jawa has produced films with mbcFilms as well as directed several short films of his own. He works regularly as an actor in film and television. Composer Phil Popham is composer-in-residence at the Tahoe Chamber Music Society and was recently commissioned by the West Michigan Symphony for their Click,Clack, Moosic program. Phil moved to Los Angles in 2011 to join the film music industry, and has since performed on films and television shows including Asterix and Obelix: Take Britannia, and USA Network’s The Moment. He has also scored several short films and commercials.

H2O: film by Ralph Steiner, score by George N. Gianopoulos

H20 is a visually stunning film that captures the abstract patterns created by waves. George N. Gianopoulos’ music has been premiered throughout Europe and America including premiers in Israel, Greece and Southern California. He has been commissioned by the Glendale Philharmonic and is composer-in-residence for the Symbiosis Chamber Orchestra. George chose to score this classic 1929 film by Ralph Steiner, the American photographer, documentarian and avant-garde filmmaker.

Suspended Ballet: shot and edited by Darwin Carlisle, score by Phil Popham

Suspended Ballet, depicts silk artists performing daring, beautiful routines in the Robin Murez’ Art Sculpture Gallery in Abbot-Kinney. Popham’s score captures the grace, excitement and courage displayed in this beautiful film. Phil specifically chose this film after performing the Cirque de la Symphonie program with the West Michigan Symphony featuring silk artists!”

Image courtesy of Classical Revolution

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Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at
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