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Arts, Visual Arts

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Visual Arts 14

Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.


Anatomy of a Jazz Score: A Panel Discussion

December 3rd, 2010

Episode 62 of 192 episodes

September 17, 2008 6:30 p.m. As one of the concluding events in the Jazz Score exhibition, this panel of celebrated composers, artists, and scholars explores the process of writing jazz music for the cinema. Participants include the Academy Award-winning composers Johnny Mandel (I Want to Live!, The Sandpipers, M*A*S*H, and Being There) and David Shire (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, All the President's Men, The Conversation, and Zodiac); the artist Stan Douglas, whose two-channel video installation Hors-champs (1992) examines the interplay and tension between free-jazz improvisation, film editing, and the construction of narrative; and moderator Gary Giddins, one of the leading jazz and film critics in America, who in 1998 received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his landmark work Visions of Jazz. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Jazz Score.

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