THE FREQUENCY OF FEAR: The Power and the Glory of the Motion Picture Soundtrack

Presented by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies
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Showings

Sky Room Cafe Wed, Dec 18, 2019 7:30 PM
The Sky Room Cafe will be CLOSING at 5 PM the evening of this event.

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SKY ROOM TALK

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents: 

THE FREQUENCY OF FEAR: The Power and the Glory of the Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Sky Room Cafe will be CLOSING at 5 PM the evening of this event.

Wednesday, 12/18 at 7:30 pm | Members $12 | Public $17

Lecture by Dean Hurley, Twin Peaks Sound Supervisor & long time David Lynch collaborator


Cinema has long tapped into the fundamental devices of fear in its employment of sound. Even before the advent of the loudspeaker and synchronized motion picture sound, organs and pianos collided sonic energy against images in the physical spaces of film exhibition parlors and nickelodeons. How we’ve arrived at organizing frequencies into a form of modern music is a mystery itself, dating back 5,000 years and involving ‘sky god visitors’ who bestowed humanity its system of  measurement. Understanding our physiological experience of sound and its relation to our physical world can illuminate and unlock a deeper understanding of the design of sound and music for the motion picture.

Journeying through concepts of cymatics, standing wave levitation, musical tunings, as well as film examples, demonstrations and dissections of modern mix sessions, The Frequency of Fear guides its participants through an awakening in nderstanding the spiritual power of sound both onscreen and beyond.

A longtime David Lynch collaborator, Dean Hurley operated and managed Lynch’s Asymmetrical Studio from 2005-2018 where he worked closely with Lynch on the sound and music for his feature films, commercial work, music albums and most recently the third season of Twin Peaks.

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