10/30/2009 [Pianos & Keyboards]Stunning Digital Piano to Accompany Silent Films Offered in An Auteurist History of Film
Museum of Modern Art
The Yamaha Modus H1, will be played by pianist and composer Ben Model for the silent films in the series. Model has served as a silent film accompanist for MoMA for the past 25 years, and will perform and improvise scores for silent films offered in this new series.
Model and Makia Matsumura, YASI Production Coordinator, were already acquainted through their mutual love of performing silent film accompaniment. Matsumura and James Steeber, Director of YASI, extended an invitation to MoMA representatives, including Model and Silver, to visit the showroom at YASI. When Model played the Yamaha Modus, he determined the feel of the weighted keyboard was pleasing, particularly considering that most shows require two hours of improvisational playing.
For further information about An Auteurist History of Film and a schedule, visit www.moma.org.
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