Tune into Film Close-Ups on Saturday, January 28th @ 5:30PM to hear an interview with Marc Capelle and Dina Maccabee of the musical collective, The Red Room Orchestra. For this year’s SF Sketchfest, the collective will perform the music of Twin Peaks and Repo Man at Great American Music Hall on February 2nd and 3rd.
Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo Boingo, Sonic Youth, CAKE, American Music Club, Lou Harrison, the Steve Reich Ensemble, the Nels Cline Singers, Rodriguez, Iggy Pop, Tune-Yards, Bill Frisell, and more.
They’ve offered live renderings of the music of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, reinterpretations of the soundtracks of Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums and the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski, and for SFFILM they composed and performed original scores for the short films from Stephen Parr’s Oddball Films archive. They have performed at The Chapel for SF Sketchfest, at Outside Lands, Clusterfest and at Symphony Space in NYC. The Red Room Orchestra projects are co-curated and produced by SF Sketchfest’s David Owen.
Photo by Jakub Mosur