Lori Goldston : PROJECTS

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A film and live music collaboration between cellist/composer Lori Goldston and radical experimental documentary film maker Vanessa Renwick, Charismatic Megafauna is a meditation on wolf reintroduction, scientific intervention and human domination. Created from field work footage given to Renwick, as well as footage of a wolf-dog she hitchhiked with in the 1980's, the dreamy and unsettling score is performed Greg Campbell on drum set and horn, Dylan Carlson on electric guitar, vocalist Jessika Kenney and Lori Goldston on cello. MORE


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Berkeley's Fine Arts Cinema commissioned a solo cello score for The Passion of Joan of Arc for a screening that featured the star's daughter, Rene Falconetti, as a special guest. Goldston has performed her score at venues throughout the U.S. MORE

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, directed in 1927 by F.W. Murnau, is the story of a young farmer who is led astray by a city woman. The Northwest Film Forum commissioned Goldston to compose and perform live score with the film in 2011, with percussionist Greg Campbell. MORE

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In 2009 I was commissioned by WNYC’s New Sounds Live to compose and perform a live score for Yasujiro Ozu’s silent film Passing Fancy. I performed with Phil Gelb on shakuhachi and Greg Campbell on drum set and horn.

Despite a blizzard and the cancellation of thousands of New York area flights we somehow managed a nearly-miraculous last- minute arrival, premiering the score at the World Financial Center in February 2010. We presented it again later in 2010 at the University of Chicago Film Studies Center. MORE

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The Seashell and the Clergyman is an early French experimental silent film, a collaboration between film maker Germaine Dulac and writer Antonin Artaud. At the time of its release it was banned from Britain, the Board of Film Censors claiming that it was “apparently meaningless” but “If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable.” The Black Cat Orchestra’s score sheds light on the film’s majestic, surreal dramatic tension. MORE


Past Projects


Share This Place is a multi-media performance with original live music by Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson of Spectratone International and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, and stop motion films by Britta Johnson. Based in part on the writings of the influential French scientist/poet, Jean Henri Fabré , the show explores the tender, dramatic, sordid, tragic and triumphant lives of insects.