Films with orchestra
Since 2013 Ben Palmer has made a speciality of conducting films live to screen, with performances of Casablanca, Hitchcock’s Psycho, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, Peter and the Wolf, Neil Brand's score for Hitchcock's The Lodger, and The Snowman, in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Roundhouse, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, and Barbican Centre’s Milton Court.
Recent and future film-with-orchestra engagements include The Gold Rush with the London Mozart Players, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in the Royal Festival Hall, Fritz Lang's Metropolis, a Chaplin/Carl Davis triple bill (The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant) at the Proms at St Jude's, the premiere of London Symphony (a new silent film by Alex Barrett with music by James McWilliam) at the Barbican Cinema, Laura Rossi’s The Battle of the Somme, and The Snowman with Southbank Sinfonia. In the studio, he has recorded Neil Brand's score for The Lodger for a Criterion Collection DVD/Blu-ray, and composer Moritz Schmittat's soundtracks for award-winning sci-fi horror movie The Scopia Effect and the short film Derelict.
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