The Music of Movies

Film and tele­vi­sion images are often gov­ern that extra dimen­sion by means of accom­pa­ny­ing music.

It will take a sim­ple scene of a group of peo­ple walk­ing for­ward and make it into an icon­ic moment. Some­time it will take an old piece of music and for­ev­er link it to the new image.

How many peo­ple can lis­ten to Strauss’s Blue Danube with­out think­ing of rotat­ing space­ships? From Mur­der on the Ori­ent Express and The Great Race, to Bat­man Begins and Sher­lock Holmes. A selec­tion of the sound­tracks from the Library of Edward Pearse.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world at, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world

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