Join us for a wonderful night of cinema and music, with internationally acclaimed Silent Film Pianist, Stephen Horne, resident pianist for the BFI and regular at Cannes Film Festival.
Prepare to be transported back to the era of Silent Film, when film soundtracks were orchestrated in front of spectators by live musicians.
The evening will showcase a collection of classic short films with live piano accompaniment: “The Playhouse” (Keaton), “You’re Darn Tootin” (Laurel & Hardy), “There it is” (Bowers), “Easy Street” (Chaplin) and “La Fee Carabosse” (Melies).
Stephen has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for many DVD releases of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.
He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Pordenone, Bologna, San Francisco, Telluride, Paris, Cannes, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Istanbul, Berlin and Vienna.
Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 7:00pm
Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB