Sunday, December 12, 2010

Piccadilly at the Ivy House

Last weekend's Brockley Jack Film Club event at the Ivy House was a great success, with the 1920s silent movie Piccadilly played to a full and glamorously-attired house. The film was accompanied by accordionist Igor Outkine - whose accordion can replicate the sounds of a piano, Chinese instruments and much more. It added a whole other level, and reminded me of the lost art of the silent movie pianist, not just accompanying but commenting on the film by, for instance, punctuating it with humorous interludes. There's a good set of photos of the night by Andy Cullen at Flickr (from which the above picture is taken).

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