Le Rembrandt de la rue Lepic
Related to this project, there’s a New York Times review of A Selection of Films From Cinema’s First Nasty Women, which screened at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY Aug 20-21, 2022. The program featured 11 sample titles (including musical contributions by Dana) from “Cinema’s First Nasty Women,” a four-disc Kino Lorber box set that will be available on Sept. 27, 2022.
There’s also a NitrateVille podcast ( ep. 89: Cinemas First Nasty Women ), featuring an interview with Dana and other creators behind the Cinema’s First Nasty Women release. Dana talks about commissioning scores from more than 45 different composers, and portions of two of the scores are played: The Rembrandt of the Rue Lepic (1911), by Dana, and Petronille’s Despair (1914) by Violin Noir.
Dana was a contributing composer and Music Supervisor for the Alice Guy Blachet, Vol. 2: The Solax Years film collection (Kino Lorber, 2020).
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
Dana was a musical arranger on Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2019)
Back To God’s Country
Dana did a premiere performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) of her film score for Back to God’s Country, a 1919 silent film directed by David Hartford and written by the Canadian pioneering female producer and director Nell Shipman (who also stars). (2019)
About Dana Reason
Dana Reason is a Canadian composer, recording artist, keyboardist, producer, arranger, and sound artist working at the intersections of contemporary musical genres and intermedia practices. Read more