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

Book Tickets

Music at Oxford in collaboration with The Ashmolean Museum

People Who Booked The Silent Pianist Speaks Also Booked For...

  • Don Pasquale

    Tue 18 Jun

    Follow the exploits of Don Pasquale in this riotous new version of Donizetti’s classic comic opera. Set in and around Pasquale’s doner kebab van, it’s the story of an old bachelor’s romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him. Don Pasquale brings together a cast of larger-than-life characters, including Pasquale’s young nephew Ernesto and his girlfriend Norina, as well as loc...

  • Hey Diddle Diddle

    Various Dates

    Have you discovered the perfect fun, friendly and musical way to start the week for you and your child? Hey Diddle Diddle is a sing-a-long and play sessions held every Monday for pre-school children and their grown-ups. With free tea and coffee plus a chance to stay and play and meet other parents and grandparents too, Hey Diddle Diddle makes for a greatly enjoyable Monday morning.  

  • Clod Ensemble: On the High Road

    Mon 20 - Tue 21 May

    Clod Ensemble presents an intoxicating explosion of movement, music and light. Revel in the end-of-epoch atmosphere of On the High Road: intoxicating visual theatre featuring vital movement, a pulsating score and striking monochrome design. A disparate group of people find themselves caught in a terrible storm on the High Road. Whether old or young, pilgri...

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