‘IT’ Silent Movie project original music by Patrick Doyle
As part of an exciting Creative Industries event, the iconic silent film IT starring Clara Bow will be finding a voice thanks to leading film composer, Patrick Doyle and a live orchestra of 23 students from North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Patrick Doyle, who hails from Lanarkshire, has been the inspiration for this project and is keen to promote the opportunities that the world of Film and TV can provide for young people.
“It was extremely important to me that young Scottish people will be performing in the Scottish and European premier of IT. I come from South Lanarkshire, which gave me tremendous musical opportunities that I have built upon throughout my film composing career. Hopefully the IT project with inspire this new generation.”
Patrick Doyle’s work includes Harry Potter- The Goblet of Fire, Thor, Brave and, most recently, Cinderella. This will be the Scottish and European premier of Patrick’s original score commissioned by the Syracuse International Film Festival in 2013.
The evening performances of IT will be taking place on the 17th and 18th June at Hamilton Townhouse as part of a two-day joint North and South Lanarkshire project in conjunction with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and funded by Creative Scotland.
The Creative Industries event will welcome S5/6 students from North and South Lanarkshire schools who will receive seminars from a variety of creative professionals with credits including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
The young performers have been rehearsing over the past few months with Patrick, learning what it is like to play for a film and the complexities that this involves. It is hoped that this project as the beginning of an ongoing programme in schools.
“My aim is not only for the project to be an inspiration for the young musicians involved in the orchestra but to our wider audiences of young people at the evening performances and in our Creative Industries event workshops presented by our host of internationally successful guests.”
“If I can do it do, so can they.”
Tickets available directly from Hamilton Town House 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH 01698 452299