Faust by Piano

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.
More information is available here.
Very highly recommended.

Advertisements

About tgrignon

I came I saw I rented the DVD
This entry was posted in Miscellany and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Faust by Piano

  1. tgrignon says:

    This performance was awesome. It’s amazing how modern this ’26 film seemed and Robert Bruce’s music created amazing atmosphere. If you get the chance, don’t pass up the opportunity of seeing him accompany a film or do his own music!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s