THIS MONTH'S SERMON
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH
November blends live music and film on stage at Revival House
Returning for a third year to score a film live on stage, musician Ariel Piazza returns with another original composition for the critically acclaimed “Drive,” on Wednesday, Nov. 20 for Revival House’s “You Know the Score” musically cinematic evening.
“This event is one of our favorites we produce all year,” said Rob Rector, co-founder of Revival House. “It’s such a unique cinematic experience, unlike any other ‘live film scoring’ being done, and Ariel has received a standing ovation in the past for her work, that it’s just a perfect combination.”
For this year’s “You Know the Score” event, Revival House selected the dark, moody “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, and an equally strong supporting cast. “We thought the film fit perfectly with Ariel’s style of music, as she has a very ethereal, atmospheric sound that should complement the film quite well,” Rector said.
Piazza, formerly of Lewes, is returning to the area for a third year for the show, in which she will unveil her score to the public live in this one-time-only event.
“From late nights pacing and creating, to hours of time in the day writing and rewriting, to sleeping on everything for a week to only scrap it and start over- it’s all a really wonderful thing I heavily enjoy,” Piazza said of the experience of creating her own film score.
Piazza is a self-taught musician who has been performing on various instruments since she was 10 years old. She additionally picked up various string instruments with the same passion as well and began performing various gigs in high school. When she attended SUNY in Rochester, she began adding shows at local restaurants and introduced her sound to a larger audience.
SHOW STARTS AT 7PM
Released in 2011, “Drive” follows our unnamed protagonist (played by Gosling), a stunt driver for Hollywood productions who moonlights as a getaway driver for some of the city’s more nefarious individuals. The solitary driver strikes up a relationship with his neighbor (played by Mulligan) and her son. When the boy’s father (played by Oscar Issac) returns from a prison stint, the driver agrees to help him settle outstanding debts with a local kingpin (played by Albert Brooks).
After its release, “Drive” went on to earn slots in several year-end “best of” lists. Director Nicolas Refn also snagged “best director” honors at the Cannes International Film Festival.