In an Associated Press article published Thursday (6/25) in several major newspapers, Stacey Plaisance writes, “About a dozen Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra musicians are going from the stage to the silver screen. While the 50-plus member LPO is on summer hiatus, some of its musicians landed a gig of a different kind—collaborating with Hollywood composer George S. Clinton as he creates an original score to accompany the film ‘Extract,’ a comedy set for release in September. As Clinton led the small orchestra this week in a New Orleans recording studio, the movie starring Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis played without sound on a large flat-screen TV so editors could watch the scenes unfold as the orchestra played. ‘This is so much fun,’ said Dave Anderson, the LPO’s principal bassist, who was among the musicians asked to work on the project. ‘For us, it’s a change of pace. It’s definitely something different.’ … The musicians worked Monday and Tuesday at the Music Shed, a recording studio in New Orleans where artists Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and others have recorded.”

Photo: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra celli and basses in performance
Credit: Judi Bottoni

Posted June 26, 2009