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I have yet to share the wonderful time I had up in Syracuse at the Cinefest, but just a quick note to inform that I’ll be playing at MoMA this weekend. If you are in New York this weekend, please come hear me play for Garbo’s FLESH AND THE DEVIL!! :) :) :) Continue reading
What: official festival accompanist at Cinefest 34
Where: Holiday Inn – Liverpool, NY
Details TBA in early 2014
I haven’t played in Manhattan for almost a year, but I am pleased to announce that I will be playing at the Museum of Modern Art this month, as one of the three pianists who will be executing “Vexations”, a one-page piano piece written by Erik Satie with the instruction to repeat it 840 times, which John Cage premiered in 1963. Continue reading
What: Performing John Cage: Satie’s Vexations 1963
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
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