Live Silent Film Organist


Saturday, February 10th  |  9 - 11 PM

"The Artist" with Accompaniment


On Saturday, February 10th, Chicago based silent film organist, Jay Warren, will play his second performance accompanying THE ARTIST (2011) at The Logan Theatre.

Warren will provide a photoplay score for this unique 21st century-produced silent film, compiling an accompaniment based on Ludovic Bource’s original score, and implementing historic silent film era mood and incidental music by period composers William Axt, J. S. Zamencik, and Gaylord Carter.

A forty-year veteran of silent film accompaniment, Warren is passionate about preserving silent film music, a genre in danger of “slipping through the cracks.”

Logan Theatre audiences attending THE ARTIST will be treated to an authentic 1920s-style film experience, with Warren bringing in his specially designed digital Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ to provide the photoplay accompaniment. The theatre organ – a genuine American phenomena - was the workhorse of the silent film era. Dynamically superior to the piano and more spontaneous than an orchestra, it is truly “the voice of the silent cinema.”


The Logan Theatre
2646 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

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