An acclaimed silent film composer/keyboardist for 40 years, Donald Sosin regularly performs at MoMA, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Museum of the Moving Image, and festivals, archives and universities all over the US and Europe. Native New Yorkers, Donald has lived in rural Connecticut for two decades, teaching young musicians voice and piano, conducting musicals, and leading workshops in silent film music and songwriting. His dozens of scores for silents on DVD appear on the Criterion, Milestone, Kino and Image Entertainment labels.
More information about Donald Sosin can be found at www.silent-film-music.com.
Pianist Hank Troy began playing for silent movies in 1971 at the Denver Folklore Center. Since then he has accompanied over 1,000 films.
For four years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hank was the resident accompanist at the Denver Center Cinema. In 1985, he became the pianist for the silent film series at Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder. The series continues as a summer-long event, drawing nightly audiences of 300-500. Hank has performed for festivals in Denver, Breckenridge, Santa Fe, Telluride, and Aspen. Other regional venues include the Rialto Theatre in Loveland, The Denver Art Museum, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. He was pianist for two seasons of “Golden Silents”, a film-to-video project produced by KBDI Channel 12 and distributed to PBS stations nationally. His accompaniments have also been used in several television commercials.
Hank plays an improvisational style, drawing on the 19th century Romantic tradition of classical music and from popular American tunes from the early 20th Century. Audiences enjoy a unique concert performance when they view a film accompanied by Hank Troy.
FOR BOOKING INFORMATION: Contact Hank Troy at (303) 703-3550