A blog and podcast from silent film accompanist/historian Ben Model covering the techniques of creating and performing live scores to silent films, as well as a discussion of the language of silent cinema. Find what goes on in the mind of a silent film accompanist before, during and after playing for a show. Learn about the aesthetics of silent filmmaking and storytelling language.
Welcome to the silent film music blog. I've been accompanying silent movies for over 25 years, and perform in NYC and travel for shows as well. I'll post here from time to time with tales of road shows, audience reactions, and news about theaters, restorations, and more.