By Your Side + Autumn Fire

Love makes the world go ’round. And it does in this, the latest in our music-movie mashup series.

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Allison Crowe’s song “By Your Side“, (performed “Live at Wood Hall“), is paired here with an excerpt from “Autumn Fire” – avant garde cinema from 1930/31.

Labeled “a film poem” by its creator, Herman G. Weinberg, “Autumn Fire” is an impressionistic love letter from its director to actress Erna Bergman (“The girl” to Willy Hildebrand’s “The boy”).

As well as making films, Weinberg is a noted writer and film historian, and adapted (subtitled) numerous movies for the screen including cinema classics such as “La Strada” (directed by Federico Fellini) and “La Grande Illusion” (d. Jean Renoir).

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How Long + Romance Sentimentale (excerpt)

A Canadian and Soviet power-play – not on the rink, but in the arena of imagination. Allison Crowe’s music scores with assists from captains of film history, Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei Eisenstein.

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Crayon and Ink + Destino (excerpt)

One of Allison Crowe’s much-loved, “early”, songs on-stream with animation begun in the 1940s by Salvador Dali and realized by succeeding generations of Disney studio animators.

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Secrets (That Aren’t My Own) + Ménilmontant (excerpt)

Allison Crowe’s voice and piano come together with the vision of silent film era lovers and collaborators Dimitri Kirsanoff and Nadia Sibirskaia.

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