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The Silent Pianist speaks with Neil Brand
The Silent Pianist speaks with Neil Brand
Neil Brand, the ‘doyen of silent film pianists’ (Radio 4) presents this unique and memorable show
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Paying tribute to the great filmmakers of the Silent Era and the magic of the accompanists who breathed life and sound into their work, Neil uses clips from some of the greatest moments in silent cinema to illustrate his 25 years long career and the special place of music with silent film.

Neil provides improv accompaniment and laconic commentary on everything from deep focus to his own live cinema disasters. As well as taking a sidelong glance at his own globetrotting career, he investigates how music works with film by inviting the audience to score a love scene and culminates by accompanying a clip, sight unseen, whilst simultaneously describing his reactions to it.

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