Revival House to blend live music with ‘All Is Lost’ film Nov. 15

November 8, 2018

Musician Ariel Piazza will play another original composition for “All is Lost,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 for Revival House’s You Know the Score musically cinematic evening at Milton Theatre. Piazza is returning after last year’s acclaimed performance scoring the film “Moon” live on stage.

“We could not have been more proud of the event last year, so when Ariel agreed to work with us again, we jumped at the opportunity,” said Rob Rector, co-founder of Revival House. “The crowd that attended last year gave her a standing ovation, and it was one of our favorite events we have ever produced.”

For this year’s You Know the Score event, Revival House selected the epic man-versus-nature film “All is Lost,” starring Academy Award winner Robert Redford.

“The film has minimal dialogue, so it is sort of a blank canvas for Ariel to work,” Rector said. “She can really set the mood with her score, and she demonstrated that she can master that with her performance last year.”

Piazza, formerly of Lewes, has been crafting her own score for the film for the past few months and will unveil it to the public live in this one-time-only event. She said she found the task of creating music for the film to be a challenging but enjoyable experience.

“It was a daunting task at first, but the more I delved into the task of deconstructing and the process, the more I felt sure of myself,” Piazza said. “Music is such a source of propulsion for a film, and making it as convincing and emotional as possible is a very careful and detailed process. I loved every moment of it, though. 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 is a self-taught musician who has been performing on various instruments since she was 10 years old. She picked up string instruments with the same passion as well, and began performing assorted gigs in high school.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for students and seniors. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

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