I am happy to present you with the next installment of Modern Robot movies. This is our 16th show, recorded January 19, 2011, at Greensboro's Green Bean.
What you are hearing in this movie is a live show performed by Ben Singer (keys), Kyle Poehling (drums), and Nicholas Stott (guitar). The show was performed as accompaniment for the movie you are seeing, which we projected at the show. The music is entirely improvised—we didn't arrange themes or work out parts of the movies beforehand.
As a second step in making the movie you are now watching, we mixed in parts of the original soundtrack. Anytime you hear narration or orchestra, it's coming from the movies.
The movies used for this show are:
Sound Recording and Reproduction (Sound on Film) (1943)
The Sound and the Story (1956)
A Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape (1958)
A roadmap of the show:
00:00 - The Sound Track
04:37 - To Review
06:07 - Limited By Bridges
08:10 - The Reproducing System
10:20 - The Sound and the Story
11:35 - As Recorded in New, Orthophonic, High-Fidelity Sound
13:26 - But Let's Just Take a Look
18:04 - Closely Inspected
19:58 - It All Sounds So Simple
21:40 - This Takes Precisely Two Minutes and Forty Seconds
24:20 - Now It's Prepared
26:44 - It Has Taken Many Steps and Man-Hours to Get Here
29:55 - The World's Greatest Artists Are At Your Service
34:22 - New Thrills and Pleasures to Millions
39:22 - Out of the Closet and Into the Living Room