Scream time

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - ARTS - com­piled by sheeLA chAN­drAN

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.

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