The Boston Globe | NEC’s annual film noir concert makes music for ‘Dr. Mabuse’

Poster for Dr. Mabuse: Der Spieler. On the left is a dark silhouette of a face. On the right, a green background and a figure wrapped in a black cloak.

The Boston Globe's Mark Feeney writes:

Once a year, the most exciting filmgoing experience in Boston isn’t at a movie theater. It’s the New England Conservatory’s annual film noir concert, at Jordan Hall. The series celebrates its 15th anniversary with this year’s screening. Fritz Lang’s “Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler and Inferno” (1922). screens on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a ticket is required.

Produced by the NEC faculty members Ran Blake and Aaron Hartley, the series screens scenes from one or more classic films, accompanied by original music composed and performed by NEC students and faculty.

This year’s 30 to 40 participants span a dizzying array of genres...“We have everything from rap to avant-garde to gospel.”

Feb 19, 2020: Contemporary Improvisation presents Film Noir: Dr. Mabuse. 7:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall. Reserve your free tickets

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