The Silent Pianist Speaks

The Silent Pianist Speaks

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Musician, writer and broadcaster Neil Brand, (BBC’s The Film Programme, Sound of Cinema, Music that made the Movies) welcomes you to the world of early cinema.

Part of the Ashmolean’s American Cool festival, celebrating American art and culture from the 1920s to 1940s, The Silent Pianist Speaks celebratesthe great filmmakers of the Silent Era and the magic of the accompanists who breathed life and sound into their work.

From the earliest, earthiest comedies and thrillers, through a silent cine-verité classic shot by a young Billy Wilder, to the glories of Hollywood glamour and the sublime Laurel and Hardy. Neil provides improvised accompaniment and laconic commentary on everything from deep focus to his own live cinema disasters.

Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval

  • Sun 27 May 7:30 PM £20.00/£16.00/£12.00/£10.00

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  • Sun 27 May 7:30 PM

Music at Oxford in collaboration with The Ashmolean Museum

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  • Blood Wedding

    Thu 22 - Sat 24 Feb

    Blood Wedding is Federico García Lorca’s dramatic exploration of the passions that turn rational creatures into irrational ones – humans into animals.  In arid, rural isolation, the fate of two families is ravaged by murder and marriage. Written in the political turmoil of the build up to the Spanish Civil War, Blood Wedding portrays characters driven solely by blood, lust and a thirst...

  • Hedda

    Thu 22 - Sat 24 Feb

    I’m a very sick girl. Apparently. These impulses come over me and I just can’t help it. Hedda returns from her honeymoon to an empty marriage, an unfulfilling existence and a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Driven by an unthinking desire for power, she manipulates those around her to devastating effect. In this bold contemporary version of Henrik Ibsen’s original, Critics’ Circle Award-win...

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