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Wordless Music Presents Screening and Live Score for Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Birdman' With Original Composer Antonio Sanchez

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Mar 11, 2015 03:22 PM EDT

A wonderful event for music and movie lovers alike will be happening this April. Wordless Music will present the brilliant score for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar-winning film Birdman. The night features a screening and live score by the film's composer/percussionist Antonio Sanchez.

Sanchez and Wordless Music team up for this performance of the New York premiere of his own solo percussion score live to a full screening of Iñárritu's Birdman.

Birdman was written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Iñárritu and was the winner of four Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography. The acclaimed film stars Michael Keaton in an unforgettable role as a faded action movie star who struggles to adapt a Raymond Carver story for the Broadway stage. Edward Norton and Emma Stone also star in the film.

Sanchez’s score is not just background music for the film. His sultry and powerful jazz drums play an integral role in the movie's movement and pacing. He was hailed for his work but, unfortunately, he garnered even more attention when his contribution was controversially deemed ineligible for a Best Original Score nomination, since the film also featured a conventional classical score. But his impact on the film has resonated with viewers who will now get the opportunity to see his brilliant worked performed live.

The screening will take place April 4 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Click here for more information about this event.

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TagsWordless Music, Screening, Score, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman, Antonio Sanchez, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, oscar, New York Society for Ethical Culture

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