Rainbow Line
 October 2013

Rainbow Line

The Biannual International ElectroAcoustic Music Festival
of the

Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center Cinema

in association with 20th Century Fox 
present a unique CinEvent introduced by
Foster Hirsch



             It is fitting that the Biannual International Electroacoustic Festival will offer a feast not only for the ears with the great score of Bernard Herrmann, but also with the visual treat of the 1951 ground-breaking sci-fi film, Robert Wise's THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL -- still considered today to be a landmark in the sci-fi genre.  Herrmann incorporated the Theremin instrument in his musical composition for this film as it aptly highlights the diversity of this world-renown Festival. 

        Meet Gort; nine foot alien robot, sometimes benign, sometimes powerful enough to destroy our planet when we threaten other worlds with our wars and violence.  To stop us from outsourcing our destructive bent, Gort would reduce us to cinders without so much as a blink of an eye (or flick of his visor). 

        On the way to the theatre, it would be best to memorize the iconic and all-important phrase, Gort, Klaatu Barada Niktow.

        Our performance will being with a demonstration of the Theremin instrument.  Also, a special introduction to the film will be given by our resident film scholar and author, Professor Foster Hirsch. 

This motion picture will be Digitally Projected
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:30pm Evening
One Show ONLY

Studio 312 Roosevelt Hall

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The Day The Earth Stood Still  - Credits

        Excerpt: Herrmann's Score: "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

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