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Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho Score Study

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

60 years ago, Alfred Hitchcock released PSYCHO and forever changed the fabric and DNA of the cinema’s thriller, suspense, and horror genre. Bernard Herrmann, the legendary composer, similarly changed the DNA of suspense/thriller film music and greatly contributed to the film’s success and influence.

Join the Academy of Scoring Arts on October 31st, Halloween morning, as we dissect Herrmann’s string orchestra masterwork.  We will take a detailed look at cues from the celebrated score with regard to composition, string technique and effects, and the role the score plays in amplifying the psychological subtext of the film. William V. Malpede and Michael McGeHee will lead the study, joined by special guest Steve Bartek (orchestrator with Danny Elfman on PSYCHO, 1998).