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Dallas Chamber Symphony: Sight of Sound

  • Dallas City Performance Hall 2520 Flora St Dallas, TX, 75201 United States (map)

Concert #5: Sight of Sound, Tuesday, April 28th

New Silent Films for Pairing with Music

Greig, Pärt, Vivaldi, Elgar, Schubert and others

8:00 pm – Dallas City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street | Dallas, Texas 75201 (map it)


The season concludes with selections from the second annual Sight of Sound International Film Competition. Sponsored in part by the Video Association of Dallas, we will debut entries from filmmakers across the globe who have created new visual art for pairing with classical music. This year we are exploring music by Grieg, Pärt, Vivaldi, Elgar, Schubert and others. Final details of the program will be announced later this year.

About Sight of Sound

We listen to a piece and are moved by its highs and lows, the dips and pivots it takes as it pulls us through time. But what does music look like? Examining the notes of a score hardly elicits the same emotions as hearing them played. So we asked ourselves; how do we transfer the essence of music from the ear to the eye? From this, Sight of Sound was born.

Filmmakers often create new films, and then enhance them by adding a soundtrack. They find themselves searching for the perfect recording to add to their visual creations. And, in some cases, film composers are consulted, and tasked with creating the perfect musical accompaniment to the action on screen.

Sight of Sound is all about the reversal of this cinematic process. It is the first and only competition of its kind in the world, as it asks filmmakers to create a visual work of art this is designed to serve and enhance the drama in the musical score. Sight of Sound is about finding ways to visualize music, tell amazing stories, and breathe new life into some of classical music’s greatest masterpieces.