The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 21, 2013

Silent film accompanied with live score by The Reese Project

MILLERSBURG — The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art will host the second installment in the DeSoto Film and Music Series: a screening of the 1927 silent film masterpiece “Metropolis,” complete with a live original score by Lancaster County’s The Reese Project.  The center has teamed up with Harrisburg-based film co-op Moviate to present the series.  This is the second time the two organizations have partnered to present the series, and their fourth overall collaboration, which includes 2010’s highly successful Bigfoot Film Festival.

Often heralded as “the most influential of all silent films,” “Metropolis” is well-established as an integral piece in cinematic history.

“Metropolis” will be presented with accompaniment from a live original score by The Reese Project, a “folk fusion” duo featuring the musical stylings of husband-and-wife Tom and Laurie Reese.  Their style is a unique blend of classical, folk, and jazz, rooted in improvisation.

Tom Reese (flutes, whistles and composition) has been called a “multi-lingual” musician - from composition to folk music, to jazz and blues, classical, even rock, this eclectic musician combines elements from all musical genres to create his unique sound.

Laurie Haines Reese (cello and electric cello) has freelanced and performed all over the United States and Europe, and gives cello lessons at Lancaster Conservatory and Millersville University, and was a rostered artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.