SO you want the creepy strings amplified during actress Janet Leigh’s scream in the famous shower scene in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho? The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be looking to crank up the menace as it performs music from the movie Psycho for two nights, starting tomorrow at 8.30pm at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC. There is a matinee show at 3pm this Sunday.
The soundtrack was composed by Bernard Herrmann whose initial work was the score for Citizen Kane in 1941 before collaborating with the great Hollywood producer Hitchcock in seven of his films including Psycho.
The entire Psycho movie was shot in just 13 weeks in 1959 when Hitchcock passed his ideas to Herrmann about its soundtrack. Little did they expect that the notorious shower scene and its screeching violins’ accompaniment would become one of the most famous pieces of music in the whole history of the movie industry.
MPO conductor Kevin Field steers the orchestra in performing the soundtrack while the movie will be screened as a backdrop to enhance this unique entertainment experience. This MPO show is rated PG13. Tickets are priced between RM20 and RM95. For bookings, call % 03-2051 7007 or browse mpo.com.my. n THE October edition of the Moonshine series, which happens tonight at Laundry Bar, is part of the Indie Youth Fest ‘10 events. The line-up for tonight’s Moonshine is extra special with two indie acts – Lightcraft and Ferns – on the bill after a period of creative consolidation and inactivity. Lightcraft returns with the promise of new material while the reclusive Ferns bunch have a rare full electric set-up to unleash tonight. Alternative rock outfit Stonebay, which is no stranger to the airwaves, is also booked for an acoustic set while singer-songwriter Aiqa Halim is a fresh talent waiting to be talked about. Admission is free tonight. Show starts 9.30pm. Venue address: Laundry Bar, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. n New talent, fresh sounds and a whole load of noise – that’s the Feyst Concert this Saturday at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. The free concert features a long list of newcomers and toplined by One Buck Short, the nation’s beloved pop-punk combo. Bands like Free Deserters, Car Crash Hearts, An Honest Mistake, A Sausage Named Bob, n NOW that Short+Sweet Musical is over, the stage has been cleared for Short+Sweet Dance and Short+Sweet Theatre. Short+Sweet mania continues with two weeks of dance featuring 19 dance pieces followed by two weeks of theatre featuring 23 plays. All works are completely original and are 10 minutes or less. The talents will be competing to win top honours and audience members also get to vote for their favourite piece.
Short+Sweet Dance takes place until Oct 17, followed by Short+Sweet Theatre (Oct 20-31).
Short+Sweet Malaysia began with a 10minute theatre festival in 2008 and a dance segment was added the following year. Shortlisted works and talents will be slotted for the actual festival where they will compete for a place in the gala and stand a chance to win prizes. Short+Sweet is a platform to showcase both veteran and emerging talents in dance, theatre and musical theatre.
Alternative rock act Stonebay tries on a stripped down gig at Moonshine tonight. Beat The System, and Goodbye 20th Century are the names to watch at this showcase. Showtime is 3pm onwards this Saturday. Browse indieyouthfest.com.
Sound and vision: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra gets sinister with the strings by soundtracking the Psycho movie while the classic film plays on the big screen.