Friday, May 14, 2010

How Music Helps Create Mood

Music is a powerful force - it can set the listener in a specific time or place and it can telegraph the internal emotions of a specific character. In opera, the importance of music is front and center, in film and television, less so, but still equally as important.

The New Yorker's Alex Ross takes a look at TV's Lost and how music is used to set the mood in this already moody show.

Sadly, the Aria Serious crew gave up on Lost a few seasons back, having our hopes for a satisfactory resolution dashed by the finale of Battlestar Galactica (and the fact that our technical rehearsal schedule coincides with new episodes of Lost, January to May).

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