Monday, June 30, 2008

My 2008 summer of silents begins:

I'm going to try to post as often as I can in July with quick or short impressions of the shows, as well as the recording sessions I have (one for Kino, one for ReelclassicDVD, and a few for AllDay Entertainment).

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June 30 – a pretty full day. Had a piano tuning this morning (for The Fantasticks at the Snapple Theatre Center), then a screening at MoMA in the afternoon, and then was piano accompanist for musical comedy improv troupe "M.C. Hammerstein" for their show at The P.I.T. on West 29th Street.

Yesterday evening
(June 29) I was interviewed by telephone by Donna Hill for her silent film podcast which will probably be posted this coming weekend. I'll post a link when the show goes "live". After that, just before going to bed, I sent out an e-blast with my summer schedule:
  • July 2 at 2:30 Norma Talmadge in “Deluxe Annie” - Donnell Media Center (piano)
  • July 6 at 2:00 Max Davidson shorts - Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA (piano)
  • July 6 at 7:00 Dimitri Kirsanoff films - Bard Summerscape, Annandale-on-Hudson NY (piano)
  • July 7 at 6:00 Buster Keaton’s “The General” - MoMA (piano)
  • July 7 at 8:00 Keaton’s “One Week” & “Sherlock, Jr.” - MoMA (piano)
  • July 9 at 6:00 Harold Lloyd in “The Freshman” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 9 at 8:00 Buster Keaton’s “The General” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 10 at 6:00 Keaton’s “One Week” & “Sherlock, Jr.” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 10 at 8:00 Harold Lloyd in “The Freshman” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 11 at 7:00 “NYC: Vintage Views” - Church of St. Pauls, NYC (pipe organ)
  • July 14 at 6:00 Harold Lloyd in “Safety Last” - MoMA (piano)
  • July 14 at 8:00 Chaplin’s “The Floorwalker” + Langdon’s “Shanghaied Lovers” - MoMA (piano)
  • July 16 at 6:00 Chaplin’s “The Floorwalker” + Langdon’s “Shanghaied Lovers” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 16 at 8:00 Harold Lloyd in “Safety Last” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 17th - 21st 5th annual Slapsticon festival - Arlington VA (piano)
  • July 22nd DVD release of “American Slapstick 2” (10 scores on piano and theatre organ)
  • July 25 at 6:00 Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 27 at 6:30 Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • July 28 at 4:00 Carl Th. Dreyer’s “Love One Another” - Berkshire Jewish Film Festival (piano)
  • July 29 at 7:30 Ernst Lubitsch’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan” - Cinema Arts Centre (L.I.) (theatre organ)
  • July 31 at 7:00 Charlie Chaplin shorts program - Church of St. Pauls, NYC (pipe organ)
  • Aug 4 at 6:00 “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” - MoMA (theatre organ)
  • Aug 10 at 7:00 Buster Keaton in “The General” - Hamilton Theatre, Hamilton NY (piano)
  • Aug 17 at 5:00 Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” - Manchester VT (piano)
  • Aug 23 at 8:00 Lon Chaney in “The Phantom of the Opera”, New Marlborough MA (piano)
  • Aug 28 at 7:30 Erich von Stroheim’s “Greed” - Cinema Arts Centre (L.I.) (theatre organ)
  • Sept 4th – 7th 3rd annual “Silent Film Days” (”Stumfilm Dagere”) - Tromsø, Norway (piano)

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