The General: 'a marvelous combination of sight and sound'

On Tuesday 30 October in the O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance, GMR in association with the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, presented a screening of the classic 1926 film The General with a live score (composed by Baudime Jame) performed by the Galway ConTempo Quartet. This exceptionally special evening was enjoyed by a full house who chortled the night away.

Starting off the event, the audience was treated to a Halloween short - The Skeleton Dance. This was followed by an engaging introduction to silent film and Buster Keaton by acting head of the Huston School, Tony Tracy. The piece de resistance though was The General itself accompanied by the musical magic that was ConTempo's faultless interpretation of Baudime Jam's score. Never was 76 minutes of film so enjoyed by an audience with one attendee describing the event as 'a marvellous combination of sight and sound'.

we look forward to bring more of these moments to our audience in 2019.

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