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Film Composing in Real Time: A Workshop with Donald Sosin

Free Admission for UC Berkeley Students!

Music plays a crucial part in our perception, experience, and enjoyment of filmgoing. This special workshop is a chance to explore the arts of film scoring and silent film accompaniment with Donald Sosin, a composer, pianist, and conductor with over four decades of experience scoring for film, television, and live performance. A veteran teacher of master classes for musicians of all ages, Sosin invites audience members to join him in creating music on the spot to accompany a variety of film clips. Bring your imagination and your instrument! No musical experience required. 

Donald Sosin has scored more than 4,000 films for live performance and recorded more than 150 titles for DVD, cable, and streaming on labels including the Criterion Collection, Kino, Milestone, Flicker Alley, and Turner Classic Movies. He has performed at major film festivals in New York, Telluride, San Francisco, Seattle, Hollywood, and Washington, as well as the world’s largest silent film festival in Pordenone, Italy. 

Copresented with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.