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February 2023

  • Event Title: Our Hospitality (Buster Keaton & John G. Blystone 1923)
  • Event Type: Silent film with live piano music by Mauro Colombis
  • Date and Time: Sunday, February 26 2023 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM
  • Location: State Library of NSW
  • Event Organiser: AUSTRALIA’S Silent Film Festival

January 2023


AUSTRALIA’S Silent Film Festival – live piano music for a number of silent film screenings at the State Library NSW and at St Matthews Church, Manly NSW – Screenings included Charlie Chaplin Shorts (The Cure, The Immigrant, The Adventurer), Buster Keaton’s films (Three Ages, The Cameraman), Harold Lloyd’s Grandma’s Boy and Girl Shy, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Ring and The Lodger, the beautiful romance 7th Heaven by Frank Borzage, Sparrows with “America’s Sweetheart” of silent screen Mary Pickford, the rural thriller Tol’ able David by Henry King, the sparkling The Garden of Eden by Lewis Milestone and the biographical crime-drama Regeneration by Raoul Walsh.

Italian Institute of Culture – Sydney – In February I took part in an event with poetry and music, A Journey with Dante, to remember Dante’s 700 years. I composed a piece for string quartet inspired by Dante’s Paradiso, beautifully performed by the Cousin Quartet and a piano and violin piece inspired by Dante’s Inferno, played with the violinist Beatrice Colombis. The event was performed at the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney and included readings from La Divina Commedia with the voice artist Grant Lyndon and chants with The Choir of Christ Church St Laurence. You can watch the whole concert here.