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SOUNDSCAPE TO THE SILENT FILM, THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI

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Dissident Arts Orchestra
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THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA line-up: John Pietaro (vibraphone, snare drum, percussion, musical direction), Cheryl Pyle (flute), Quincy Saul (clarinet), Rocco John Iacovone (soprano & alto saxes), Blaise Siwula (alto sax), Ras Moshe (tenor sax, flute, bells), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Javier Hernandez-Miyares (electric guitar), Laurie Towers (electric bass), Nora McCarthy (vocals), Erika Dagnino (spoken word). 10/27/12, 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts, Brooklyn NY


The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, a silent horror film by German director Robert Wienewith the Dissident Arts Orchestra led by innovative vibraphonist/leader/composer, John Pietaro. We performed these at The Frost Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn October of 2012 and Battleship in February, 2013. It was totally improvised but conducted by Pietaro with various directives that involved interludes, key changes, and concepts and of course the word that I utilized in my improvisation. It was the first time I had done something like that and I loved it.