Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley Performing Vertigo Suite -- Scene d'amour

by Christopher O'Riley

1 March 2012

Classical pianist and composer Christopher O'Riley curates Mixed Media selecting favorites of his work and others.

Sometimes, lo-fi is the way to go. This concert video was shot from the balcony at Weber State University in Ogden, UT, with only the camera mic officiating. The room itself was unwieldy, bright and blowsy on the main floor, with less-than-optimum help in the PA department. But with all that, the edgyness was mollified by the distance, and this worthwhile view of this climactic love scene from Vertigo was the result. The same concert video recording captured a likewise attractive-sounding performance of my arrangement for cello and piano of Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song”.

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