THE SILENT PIANIST SPEAKS
"...the Doyen of silent film accompanists..." Torin Douglas Today Programme - BBC Radio 4 "Brand's skill and charisma as a performer are unquestionable."
"This is a show which is never dull and you are in the company of a master of art and technique."
"Brand's improvised piano playing elevates silent movies from crude slapstick to subtle ballet."
"One of the great movie-going events of the year was the screening at the Barbican (Piccadilly) with Neil Brand's bluesy new score played live."
Philip French The Observer - June 2004'Above all else, Brand’s score has breathed new life into an already outstanding piece of work. He, along with the combined efforts of Brock and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, has taken each of the film’s signature themes and developed them to an unprecedented degree. At times humorous and sweet, at others threatening and frightening, Blackmail, with this score, is surely as powerful and effective as any of Hitchcock’s most acclaimed achievements.'
On Wednesday 10 July, 2013,Neil Brand was presented as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Neil, who graduated in English and Drama from Aberystwyth, was presented by Professor Robert Meyrick, Head of the School of Art.
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