Tag Archives for silent film
What: STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. 1928, 70 mins. Dir. Buster Keaton.
Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Dweck Center at Central Library
What: SHERLOCK, JR. 1924, 44 mins. Dir. Buster Keaton.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, Queens)
This week marks a personal milestone in my career as a silent film pianist. Until this week, I haven’t played for any of Buster Keaton films – but this week finally I will play for it, and not only one but two – SHERLOCK, JR. on October 4 and STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. on October 6. I am very excited about it – and the fact that October 4 is in fact Buster’s Birthday is really “the cherry on top of the cake”. :) Continue reading
What: Passing Fancy, 1933, appox. 101 mins. Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
*Performing with benshi (silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka
Where: Film Forum (Manhattan, NYC)
Digital producer and writer Tom Campbell sat down with me for an interview on being a silent film pianist. Continue reading
Sorry, this post is currently in Japanese only. Continue reading
Sorry, this post is currently in Japanese only. (But you can enjoy the photos from my amazing trip to Pordenone, Italy, to attend the masterclass for silent film pianists during the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in 2007. :)) Continue reading