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Atlas Presents, Silent Film: The Fall of the House of Usher

October 28 @ 4:00 pm

$14 – $20 Buy Tickets

Atlas Presents

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

Featuring live, original music by Curator and Resident Musician for the Atlas Silent Film Series, Andrew Earle Simpson

Performances begin at 4 pm

Director, Jean Epstein. Original title, La chute de la Maison d’Usher.

Director Jean Epstein combines two Poe tales in this creepy 1928 film. Eccentric aristocrat Roderick Usher obsessively paints a portrait of his wife Madeline, who sits so long as to waste away.  Presumed dead, Madeline is buried in the Usher family crypt, but the story does not end there.

Presented by permission of the Cinematheque Francaise

About Andrew Earle Simpson

Andrew Earle Simpson is an acclaimed composer, pianist, organist, and conductor who seeks organic connections between music and other disciplines. A composer of opera, silent film, orchestral, chamber, choral, dance, and vocal music, his musical works make multi-faceted, intimate connections with literature, visual art, and film, reflecting his own interest in linking music with the wider world, an approach which he calls “humanistic music.”

As one of America’s foremost silent film musicians, Simpson specializes in silent film accompaniment, and has performed and conducted his solo, chamber, and orchestral film scores across the United States, Europe, and South America. He is Resident Film Accompanist at the National Gallery of Art and regularly featured accompanist at the Library of Congress’ Mt. Pony Theater in Culpeper, VA. Simpson’s chamber, choral, and silent film music has been recorded on Naxos, Albany, Fleur de Son Classics, Capstone, Athena, and other labels. His silent film scores have been broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies Channel, and many of his silent film piano and chamber scores are available on DVD through Kino-Lorber, Flicker Alley, Olive Films, and All Day Entertainment. Andrew Simpson is Ordinary (Full) Professor of Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

For more information, works lists and recordings, visit andrewesimpson.com


October 28
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$14 – $20

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The Paul Sprenger Theatre
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States