Silent Movies with Orchestra

Feb 17

Silent Movies with Orchestra

with Ben Model, organ

The Egyptian Theater, Boise

Silent Movies with Orchestra

Silent Movies with Orchestra

with Ben Model, organ

The Egyptian Theater, Boise

About Ben Model

Ben Model is honored to be back in Boise working with the Boise Philharmonic and with Deanna Tham, premiering another newly-commissioned score for a silent film. Ben is one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, performing on both piano and theatre organ. Over the past 35 years he has created and performed hundreds and hundreds of live scores for silent films. He is one of the few exponents of this craft who is working at it full-time, something that has not happened since around 1930. Ben is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theatre. His recorded scores can be heard on numerous DVD/Blu-Ray releases from Kino/Lorber, Milestone Films and his own label Undercrank Productions, as well as on TCM and on his YouTube channel. Ben is a regular accompanist at classic film festivals around the U.S.A. and internationally, and performs at universities, museums, and historic theaters. Ben is the producer and co-founder of The Silent Clowns Film Series, now in its 20th season in NYC. Ben's composed ensemble scores for films by Chaplin and Keaton are performed around the U.S. every year by orchestras and by concert bands. Ben has co-curated a number of film series for MoMA, and also programmed two recent DVD box sets of Ernie Kovacs television shows.