"Mary, it takes more than intellect to be a musician. Put your soul into it." (9:12)
In 1962, Herk Harvey was working for an industrial and educational film production company. After passing an abandoned amusement park somewhere in Utah, he had the idea for a movie. "Carnival of Souls" is the result.
It's about as indie and low-budget as you can get.
We played a live show to this movie October 20th, 2010, at the Green Bean. The show itself did not have any of the original dialog or scoring, and the music we played to it was totally improvised.
What you hear on this video is our show with some of the original soundtrack mixed in afterward, which is a process I find as interesting as playing the show itself.
The musicians on this show were:
Ben Singer - keyboards
Jon-Marc Ryan Dale - drums
Gael McKeon - bass
"It was more than not just being able to hear anything, make contact with anyone. It was as though - as though - for a time I didn't exist. So I had no place in the world. No part of the life around me." (26:26)