The Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model

The Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model

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An insider’s guide to the working life of a silent film accompanist.
ep. 28: scoring Laurel & Hardy, Mostly Lost 7, Lois Weber on organ and more
Jul 11
On this episode, Ben Model gives a brief report on Mostly Lost 7, accompanies the rarely-shown Marie Doro silent “Lost and Won”, does his darnedest to score the Lois Weber film “Hypocrites” on a church organ for a new Kino DVD, discusses the paradox of…
ep. 27: organ sounds from Norway and Idaho, a trip to Hollywood, and using main themes
May 23
On this episode, Ben Model takes you above the Arctic Circle to hear a pipe organ accompanying a Swedish silent, to Boise ID to its historic 1927 Egyptian Theatre, and to Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. Ben discusses choosing a main theme for…
ep. 26: reinterpreting 1929 Buster Keaton, playing into a film, anticipating mood transitions
Oct 12, 2017
Welcome and intro - reports on recent shows and recordings, and October DVD releases - starting a score at a performance: playing the audience into the film - performance clip: “The Temptress” with Garbo & Moreno, on organ at the LoC - explanation of the…
ep. 25: performances in Tromsø, mood demos, universality of laughs, fitting hits to music (or not), “Diane” in reel 5
Sep 22, 2017
Welcome and intro - “Silent Film Days” in Tromsø, Norway - demonstrating musical moods for 5th graders - the universality of silent comedy - recording of score for One Week for students - making underscoring fit physical actions in an unobtrusive way -…
ep 24: Stuart Oderman, playing the numbers in Detroit, Show People, The Crowd, DVD news
Aug 18, 2017
Welcome and intro - Stuart Oderman - DVD/Blu ray release of “When Knighthood Was In Flower” - holding back in playing in order to get audience inside a character’s head - performance excerpt from “Show People” - underscoring a moment that extends into a…
ep 23: Tromsø, Kansas and Toronto Silent Film Festivals, Hindustan, W.C. Fields, being a 360 creator, Knighthood news
Apr 20, 2017
Welcome and intro - “Silent Film Days” festival Tromsø (Verdensteatret 100 År!) - performance clip “Madame de Thebes” - scoring “Why Change Your Wife” and hunting for “Hindustan” for the Kansas Silent Film Festival - performance clip “Why Change Your…
ep 22: special “Cruel and Unusual Comedy” podcast episode #3
Jan 7, 2017
00:00 Welcome, and intro to Cruel and Unusual Comedy — 04:02 More Plots and Plotters — 11:21 Ethnic Profiling: Stereotypically Speaking — 19:47 Loco Motives: On the Wrong Track — 27:52 Scared Silent — 36:27 Hits of the Past — 45:29 Working Girls. This…
ep 21: special “Cruel and Unusual Comedy” podcast episode #2
Jan 7, 2017
00:00 Welcome, and intro to Cruel and Unusual Comedy — 04:31 Westward Whoa — 14:36 Love and War: Romantic Skirmishes — 26:16 Family Jewels: Child Progeny — 34:29 Wage Slaves and Working Stiffs — 40:00 Slapstick Hash This episode contains chapter stops.…
ep 20: special “Cruel and Unusual Comedy” podcast episode #1
Jan 7, 2017
00:00 welcome; intro to special “Cruel and Unusual Comedy” series and podcasts - 05:40 Plots and Plotters - 14:07 Chaplinitis - 26:15 Sports Injuries - 36:11 Arts Deprectiation. This episode contains chapter stops. (Your podcast player may or may not…
coming in January 2017: 3 special episodes of the podcast
Dec 28, 2016
coming in January 2017: 3 special episodes of the podcast This mini-episode is more of a trailer of sorts for three special podcast episodes that I will post simultaneously in the first half of January 2017. In this 10-minute mini-podcast – first off, I…
episode 19: a trip to Egypt?, Keaton and Lloyd in South Korea, prepping for a 1915 Swedish silent
Aug 27, 2016
episode 19: a trip to Egypt?, Keaton and Lloyd in South Korea, prepping for a 1915 Swedish silent Welcome. I get lost en route to a gig whilst dealing with a snafu in overseas travel. Next, I talk about explaining the onscreen music credit (attributed to…
episode 19: a trip to Egypt?, Keaton and Lloyd in South Korea, prepping for a 1915 Swedish silent
Aug 27, 2016
episode 19: a trip to Egypt?, Keaton and Lloyd in South Korea, prepping for a 1915 Swedish silent Welcome. I get lost en route to a gig whilst dealing with a snafu in overseas travel. Next, I talk about explaining the onscreen music credit (attributed to…
episode 18: scoring The Bride’s Play, explaining the 1920s jokes, travel to South Korea and Norway
Aug 1, 2016
episode 18: scoring The Bride’s Play, explaining the 1920s jokes, travel to South Korea and Norway Welcome (back)! Long time no podcast, so I recap a few highlights from March-July. Such as: finishing a year of being Professor Model, releasing the “Found…
episode 17: choosing music for a scene, Boise world premiere, Steamboat Bill Jr, Hammond theatre organ
Feb 28, 2016
episode 17: organs and orchestras - choosing music for a scene, Boise world premiere, Steamboat Bill Jr, Hammond theatre organ Welcome Recent shows recap: William S. Hart, Bert Williams, Criterion release of “The Kid” Boise Philharmonic - world premiere…
episode 16: Norwegian edition - Too Much Johnson, Roald Amundsen, Chaplin’s City Lights
Sep 15, 2015
episode 16: Norwegian edition - Too Much Johnson, Roald Amundsen, Chaplin’s City Lights Welcome 10th anual “Silent Film Days” festival in Tromsø, Norway Shows for 6th grade school kids, childrens’ show on Saturday Recording: in performance at…
episode 15: Laurel & Hardy, orchestral Chaplin gig, scoring Technicolor at MoMA
Jul 22, 2015
episode 15: Laurel and Hardy, orchestral Chaplin gig, scoring Technicolor at MoMA Welcome Silent Film Sound and Music Archive Recap of June shows: Clara Bow in “Mantrap” in Lake Placid, Mostly Lost 4 at Library of Congress, a special L&H program concept…
episode 14: silence in the theater, Docks of NY, playing into the film, an orchestral organ
May 27, 2015
episode 14: silence in the theater, Docks of NY, playing into the film, an orchestral organ Welcome Silent Film Sound and Music Archive Recap of May shows: Mary Astor in “Heart to Heart”, Buster Keaton in “Battling Butler”, plus “Docks of New York” and a…
episode 13: programming vs. what I like to play for, staying inside a character’s head, legacy piano at NYU
May 13, 2015
episode 13: programming vs. what I like to play for, staying inside a character’s head, legacy piano at NYU Welcome Silent Film Sound and Music Archive Recap of April shows, playing for 5th graders at the Museum of the Moving Image playing and presenting…
episode 12: cineconventions, music from out-of-print DVDS, being easy to work with, Marcel Perez review
Apr 8, 2015
episode 12: cineconventions, music from out-of-print DVDS, being easy to work with, Marcel Perez review Welcome Silent Film Sound and Music Archive 35th annual/final Cinefest, the future of cineconventions silent film in a church and at Columbia U. film…
episode 11: song cues gone wrong, scoring One Week, Lee Erwin, silents in schools
Mar 18, 2015
episode 11: song cues gone wrong, scoring One Week, Lee Erwin, silents in schools Welcome Silent Film Sound and Music Archive Library of Congress shows: Leap Year, The Patent Leather Kid Cinema Arts Centre show: Linda, dir Dorothy Davenport Recording:…
episode 10: presenting silent films to kids and to seniors, interview with Harry Weiss pt 2, listening to the audience
Mar 4, 2015
episode 10: presenting silent films to kids and to seniors, interview with Harry Weiss pt 2, listening to the audience Welcome Silent Film Sound & Music Archive The Cinema Arts Centre on Long Island - “Within Our Gates”, virtual theatre organ Palace…
episode 9: Boise Philharmonic, musical cross-cutting, interview with Harry Weiss pt 1, inspiration for main themes
Feb 18, 2015
episode 9: Boise Philharmonic, musical cross-cutting, interview with Harry Weiss pt 1, inspiration for main themes Welcome Silent Film Sound & Music Archive Boise, ID: working with Boise Philharmonic, playing at the historic Egyptian Theater, showing One…
episode 8: Everybody Gets Cake, Trip to the Moon in Tromsø, OsloOrgan, Marcel Perez
Feb 4, 2015
episode 8: “Everybody Gets Cake”, Trip to the Moon in Tromsø, Oslo Organ, Marcel Perez Welcome News from January: composing and performing music for Parallel Exit’s “Everybody Gets Cake”, running off-Bway thru Feb 8. Recording: instrumental from “Cake”…
episode 7: news from the road, Peter Pan, Blackmail, using ragtime
Jan 21, 2015
episode 7: news from the road, Peter Pan, Hitchcock’s Blackmail, “Everybody Gets Cake” Welcome News from the road: December 2014 recap: the Silent Clowns Film Series, Chaplin Mutuals, Library of Congress holiday party, the Powers kids in “The Skeleton”…
episode 6: welcome to the reboot, 2014 recap, Arthur Kleiner, SFSMA
Jan 7, 2015
episode 6: welcome to the reboot, 2014 recap, Arthur Kleiner, SFSMA Welcome Mea culpa, and welcome to the podcast reboot The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive My new DVD label Undercrank Productions and the LoC Live performance: “My Best Girl” at St.…