Silent Movie


Welcome to Gerhard Gruber

composer for film and silent movies 

Gerhard Gruber Silent Movie

Gerhard Gruber is an Austrian composer and piano player. As accompanist for silent movies he has become the leading authority in Austria since 1988.

He has performed for more than 450 different films (Los Angeles 2011/12, Washington 2011, Mumbai-Pune 2012, Delhi-Pune-Goa 2011, Tokyo 2006/ 2007/ 2008, Hobart/ Australia, Rotorua/ New Zealand 2008, Padova, Motovun Film Festival, Cineconcerts Bordeaux 2005, Filmfestival Pisek/ CZ 2008/ 2011, Filmfestival Uherske Hradiste/ CZ, Munich, Hamburg, Diagonale, Viennale 1999-2004).

As a basic principle he appreciates improvisation for his work, which he regards as best way of a direct and always new dialogue between the events on the screen, the music and the audience.
So no performance resembles the others. Gerhard Gruber likes it to be enticed by the films again and again and to pass on these feelings to the audience.




The piano "Red October" (why is the piano yellow?) - Murmansk - Lenin: Icebreaker

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Silent Movie Performances in Los Angeles

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE, AERO THEATRE Los Angeles - 3.Mai 2012 - "CAFE ELEKTRIC"
LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, SABAN THEATRE Los Angeles - 6.Mai 2012 - "MOON OF ISRAEL"


FOTOBLOG


Pianist Gerhard Gruber with actor Ed Lauter ("The Artist") and  Andreas Lins (Austrian Consulate)

Gerhard Gruber - Ed Lauter - Andreas Lins 

Ed Lauter died on October 16,2013 - R.I.P.

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - Saban Theatre LA - Moon of Israel - presented by Ed Lauter (The Artist)

 meeting composer Paul Haslinger in May 2012

Gerhard Gruber with film composer Paul Haslinger



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Silent Movie Performances 2012 in Pune and Mumbai

FILM & TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA, Pune 23.2.12 - NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE OF INDIA, Pune 25.2.12
POONA MUSIC SOCIETY, Pune 27.2.12 - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Mumbai 29.2.12



FTII * FA-Pune

Film & Television Institute of India, Pune * National Film Archive of India, Pune


Gerhard Gruber performing at the NCPA, Mumbai * Gerhard Gruber performing in Mumbai, NCPA

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai

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KULTURFORUM WASHINGTON USA - "Austrian Short Silent Movie Comedies" 16.November 2011,
"Moon of Israel" 18.November 2011
VILLA AURORA LOS ANGELES USA - "Moon of Israel" 22.November 2011


Gerhard Gruber - Washington * Gerhard Gruber - Lion Feuchtwanger organ, Los Angeles

performance in Washington DC (Foto: Eva Krallinger) * playing the organ of Lion Feuchtwanger, Los Angeles


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Ivan Passer - Anna - Gerhard Gruber

meeting film director Ivan Passer and his wife Anna at the Pisek Film Festival 2011

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"
Those who listen to Gerhard Gruber play the piano can once again trust their own breath." -
Author Ilse Aichinger

"Silent movie music in the sense Grubers is neither an exaggeration of the film, nor the “digestible making” of an “old-fashionable” artifact, neither a vanity nor another simplification of the existing work. It is always a partnership suggestion; in a partnership, which becomes never boring as it is guaranteed. An “open relationship” including intimate bond of trust."
Alexander Horwath, director of the Austrian Filmmuseum

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Cafe Elektric - music by Gerhard Gruber * Prater-Film -music by Gerhard Gruber * Stadt ohne Juden - Gerhard Gruber

Film score "Cafe Elektric":
"Silent film accompanist Gerhard Gruber provides an excellent piano score on the Austrian DVD edition."
(imdb.com)

Gerhard Gruber bei Yasni


Nosferatu


Cafe Elektric

Metropolis