Thursday, October 29, 2015 Time: 7:00 PM (Doors Open), 7:30 PM (Show Starts)
Ticket Price: $20 PURCHASE HERE
Devils and demons descend on Aeolian Hall this October 29, as composer Robert Bruce presents a screening of the 1926 silent film, F.W. Murnau’s Faust. His live original piano score brings this classic German horror flick to life for a modern audience.
All Hell breaks loose as the demon Mephisto (Emil Jannings) seeks to corrupt the righteous man, Faust (Gösta Ekman), and gain dominion over earth. Faust draws on the mythic legend of the man who sells his soul to the devil. Known for its elaborate and stylized special effects, Faust is regarded as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. “[Murnau’s films] are strange and haunted.” wrote Roger Ebert. “If such satanic dealings were possible, they would probably look like this.”
About the Composer
Since the late 1970s composer/pianist Robert Bruce has developed a diverse catalogue of original music which includes: piano repertoire for students; music for film, television and animation; orchestral and piano works, and a collection of artsongs. Working for the past decade with two of the largest Film/TV Music Publishers in the world (Sonoton, based in Germany, and Audio Network, based in the UK), Robert's music has now appeared in over 10,000 films and of television shows worldwide. Included in these were numerous high-profile projects including the Honda Ad that aired during the 2012 Super Bowl that features Mathew Broderick revamping his famous Ferris Bueller role, the 2012 Hollywood feature “The Babymakers” starring Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider and the 2014 feature "The Hungover Games". In 2013 Robert presented a special Live Music/Silent Film program in Hollywood for the modern-day film production community as part of a special event presented by Sonoton and their North America distributor APM (Associated Production Music) that, in part, highlighted the Silent Film Piano Music CD he released that year.