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HOCKET – Photoplay Music

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

May 21
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Nimoy Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Photoplay is a co-production with Piano Spheres and CAP UCLA Center for the Art of Performance.

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HOCKET revives the silent film era with their new project Photoplay Music: New works for the Silent Film Era, a cinematic concert experience. Featuring icons of French Surrealist Silent Film, Photoplay Music features newly commissioned works for three classic films by some of today’s most innovative composers Ian Dicke, José Martínez, and Gemma Peacocke.

Harkening back to the early days of Hollywood when a pianist accompanied every silent film screening, HOCKET will use two pianos and electronics to highlight these new film scores. Known for their exuberant performance style, HOCKET breathes new life into classic works of cinema, creating a concert experience that will delight both film and music aficionados.

Thomas Kotcheff – piano
David Kaplan – piano

Taylor Vaughn Lasley will introduce the program and provide context.

Complete Program:
Man Ray’s L’Étoile de mer (with a new score by José Martinez)
Man Ray’s Les Mystères du Château du Dé (with a new score by Gemma Peacocke)
René Clair’s Entr’acte (with a new score by Ian Dicke)

One of the two Yamaha CFX Pianos for this performance was donated courtesy of Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Corporation of America

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