This showing uses Mark Orton's original score as performed for The GENERAL's 90th anniversary in Bohemia Park in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
About the Composer
Mark Orton, a Sundance Fellow and composer whose work has been included in the Oscar-nominated NEBRASKA, Ken Burns’ THE ROOSEVELTS, and the acclaimed radio program THIS AMERICAN LIFE, was commissioned to create a new score for THE GENERAL. In a nod to the great silent film scores of the past, Orton chose veteran improviser/composers Carla Kihlstedt and Todd Sickafoose to work alongside percussionist Matthias Bossi, who will provide live foley/sound effects. The full ensemble includes Mousai Remix String Quartet (Oregon Symphony), Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat, Tom Waits), Matthias Bossi (Rabbit Rabbit Radio) and Todd Sickafoose (Andrew Bird, Ani Difranco).