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.
My concert band score for Charlie Chaplin's "The Adventurer" will be performed this week by the Hot Springs High School Band and Community band in the town's original 1920's movie theater. The school's conductor, Truman Savery, found me online just as I was finishing up the concert band (re-)arrangement of my orch score for the film for the Jonathan Law High School in Westport CT.
Here's a photo of the theater: Click here to read an article from the Hot Springs Star (newspaper) about the events!