Robert Bruce is a Hamilton composer who has become well-known there and in Cambridge for, among other things, accompanying Buster Keaton silent films with original piano playing. He’s doing F.W. Murnau’s film Faust (1926) at Cambridge Galleries on Thursday at 7:30. Playing accompaniment live like this takes a great deal of skill and if you haven’t experienced it you might want to give it a try. The truly expert player makes you forget that you’re there listening to a unique performance. He or she provides the atmosphere to make you become engrossed in the moving picture. I have seen several performances by Robert and have enjoyed each and every one. I’ve watched many Keaton films on a DVD with canned music but it’s just not the same. There’s an amazing synergy when you see a film with live music that is hard to express. I’m looking forward to see what he does with this classic Faust movie.
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