Puget Soundtrack: Corey J. Brewer presents The Shining Forward & Backward
$16 General Admission
* Scored live for maximum dread by Corey J. Brewer! *
“The Shining is maybe my favorite film of all time. Since seeing it on VHS back in the ‘80s I’ve gone back and rewatched it more times than I can count. Over the decades it has lost none of its potency to terrorize or to visually dazzle.
When I heard that John Fell Ryan in New York had superimposed the film on itself running forward and backward, I had to see it. The synchronicity of images playing over one another is mesmerizing. The overlay of images illuminates foreshadowing, dark humor, and pure horror.
My approach to the score is to lean into these premonitions of a dreadful fate, illuminate subtext and amplify the nightmares echoing backward down the long halls of the Overlook Hotel.
New compositions will be interwoven with occasional remixes of the classical pieces used in the original soundtrack.”
– Corey J. Brewer
Corey J. Brewer
Corey J. Brewer is a musician and visual artist living in Seattle. He has performed live film scores solo and in ensembles in venues ranging from the Frye Museum, The Egyptian, living rooms, an auto repair shop, long-lost dive bars, secret-knock speakeasies, and Northwest Film Forum.
Photo credit: Derek Fudesco