Friday April 27, 2018 @ 7PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]
Silent Film Music Festival in Ryogoku, Tokyo
Special evening to celebrate the art of silent film accompaniment, with benshi (silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka, satsuma biwa (japanese pipa) player Nobuko Kawashima, and pianists Ayumi Kamiya and Kaname Tambara.
A handful of silent films will be screened with various styles/formats of live accompaniment, as well as discussions on the art of providing the sound to films from the silent era in the western countries as well as in Japan.
Where: Ryogoku Monten Hall
1-3-9 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Directions (Japanese): http://www.monten.jp/access/index.html
Nearest Stations: JR Ryogoku Station, Tokyo Metro Oedo Line Ryogoku Station, or Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line Higashi-Nihonbashi Station
Admission: 2,500 yen; 1,500 yen for Monten Hall subscribers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation.