Wendy Hiscocks

Composer Pianist

Silent Film Events

September 10, 2017 at 4pm, Cinema 1, Barbican, London. Wendy will accompany Eisenstein’s Strike as part of the Barbican’s Collective Visions.

July 30, 2017 at 2pm. Wendy will accompany Hitchock’s silent film Blackmail on piano in the Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney. This event is part of the Oz Silent Film Festival.

March 19, 2017 at 2pm, Cinema 2 at the Barbican, London. Wendy will accompany Lois Weber’s Shoes (1916). This event has been organised by the Barbican Young Programmers as part of the Chronic Youth Festival.

January 8, 2017 at 8.10pm, NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Pandora’s Box.

June 7, 2015 at 18.10 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied the D. W. Griffith films Judith of Bethulia, The Adventures of Dollie andThe Battle of Elderbush Gulch.

June 27, 2014 at 18.30 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied the silent film Strike.

June 23, 2014 at 7pm in Auditorium, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich waterfront. Wendy performed live for Italian Straw Hat. This event was organised by the Ipswich Arts Festival.

June 4, 2014 at 20:30 in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied the Chinese silent film Spring Silkworms (1933).

March 6, 2014 at 7.30pm in St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, Oxon. Wendy Hiscocks accompanied Pandora’s Box at the Abingdon Arts Festival. This event was organised by the Abingdon Film Society.

February 17, 2014 at 8.45pm in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr. and The Blacksmith.

February 7, 2014 at 8.30pm in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s College and The Electric House.

January 18, 2014 a 4.15pm in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality and Convict 13.

January 16, 2014 at 7.30pm. Wendy Hiscocks accompanied the Hitchcock silent film Blackmail for the Ipswich Film Theatre Trust. The theatre is at the Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich.

January 12, 2014 at 6.30pm in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s The Three Ages and Sherlock Jr.

October 20, 2013 at 7.45pm in the Waldegrave Drawing Room, St. Mary’s University College at Strawberry Hill House Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera

August 25, 2013 at 18:30 in NFT 3 at BFI Southbank, London. As part of the BFI’s The Genius of Hitchcock tribute, Wendy accompanied Blackmail (1929). For tickets phone the box office on 020-7928 3232 or book online at www.bfi.org.uk

August 18, 2013 at 15:50 in NFT 2 at BFI Southbank, London. As part of the BFI’s The Genius of Hitchcock tribute, Wendy accompanied the silent filmChampagne (1928). For tickets phone the box office on 020-7928 3232 or book online at www.bfi.org.uk

June 30, 2013 at 9pm. Wendy closed the Chalke Valley History Festival accompanying Claude Friese-Greene’s Open Road (1924).
This event was organised by the Chalke Valley History Festival in Wiltshire www.cvhf.org.uk.

June 22, 2013 at 7pm. Wendy presented ‘The Golden Years of Comedy’providing live piano accompaniment to Chaplin’s The Floorwalker (1916) and Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr. (1924).
This event took place in the Auditorium of Jerwood Dance House on Ipswich’s waterfront as part of the Ipswich Arts Festival www.ip-art.com

February 20, 2013 in the Weston Studio Theatre, Wales Millenium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL at 8pm.
Wendy Hiscocks provided live piano accompaniment to the 2-hour silent film ‘Pandora’s Box’ starring Louise Brooks. This was an extra event staged by Welsh National Opera to accompany their production of Alban Berg’s ‘Lulu’and received a five star review.

January 28, 2013 in Ipswich Film Theatre, King’s Street at 7.30pm.
Wendy Hiscocks accompanied the silent film ‘Nosferatu’. This event was organised by the Ipswich Film Society.

December 6, 2012 at Barbican, London at 7.30pm.
Wendy Hiscocks improvised live to a medley of silent film at the grand opening of the new Barbican cinemas in central London.

October 13, 2012 at 6.30 in NFT 3 at BFI Southbank, London.
Wendy appeared in the 56th London Film Festival accompanying the short documentary silent film ‘London 1920’ (1920) by Norwegian director Hans Berge. This was being screened with ‘Gipsy Anne’. www.bfi.org.uk/lff

October 30, 2012 at 8pm in the Drawing Room of St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham.
Wendy provided piano accompaniment for Murnau’s German Expressionist silent horror film ‘Nosferatu’ (1922) that features Max Schreck’s unforgettable performance as the vampire Count Orlock. This was part of Strawberry Hill’s (Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle in Twickenham) programme of events. For tickets please e-mail claire.leighton@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

November 3, 2012 at 7pm in the Barbican cinema, Silk St., London.
Wendy performed live to a screening of the Russian silent film ‘Morozko’ (1924) by Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky. Lottie Reiniger’s silhouette animation of ‘Cinderella’ (1922) also featured in the programme together with a 1907 Pathe production on the same subject.

9 November, 2012 at 11.30am in the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to Hitchcock’s silent film ‘Blackmail’ (1929) at the Inverness Film Festival.

8 November, 2012 at 2pm in the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to Hitchcock’s silent film ‘The Pleasure Garden’ (1925) at the Inverness Film Festival.

13 October, 2012 in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London at 18:30.
Wendy accompanied a short 16 minute film by Norwegian director Hans Berge ‘London 1920’ as part of the 56th London Film Festival. This performance was followed by a screening of ‘Gypsy Anne’.

22 September, 2012 in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London at 16:15.
Wendy provided piano accompaniment to Vertov’s experimental montage silent film from Russia ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ (1929).

26 June, 2012 in the Spiegel Tent, Ipswich at 7.30pm.
Wendy provided live silent film accompaniment on the piano to three silent film comedies: Chaplin’s ‘Easy Street’, Buster Keaton’s ‘One Week’ and ‘Sherlock Jr.’ in the strikingly memorable surroundings of the Dutch designed Spiegel Tent. This event was part of the Ipswich Art Festival (IpArt). For tickets please visit the Festival website.

9 June, 2012 at Mozart House, Hawaii at 7.30pm.
Wendy improvised at the piano for the silent film ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’. This was a private event.

8 June, 2012 in the Auditorium at BYUH, Hawaii at 7.30pm.
Wendy improvised at the piano for the silent film ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’. This event was organised by the Music Faculty at the University.

28 April, 2012 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London at 13:20.
Wendy accompanied live at the piano to the early German film ‘In Nacht und Eis’ (1912), the first film to be made about the Titanic.

24 March, 2012 at All Saints Church, Kingston Market Place, Kingston KT1 1JP at 8.45pm.
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to Buster Keaton comedy-drama ‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’ in a unique event organised by Film Fugitive Ltd.

17 March, 2012 at St. George the martyr Church, High Street, Borough at 8pm.
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ in a unique event organised by Film Fugitive Ltd.

9 March, 2012 in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London at 18:30.
Wendy accompanied live at the piano to a selection of Dickens pre-1914 short films.

9 March, 2012 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London at 11:00.
Wendy accompanied live at the piano to Norwegian director Carl Dreyer’s masterfully paced and beautifully photographed silent film ‘Love One Another’.

31 October, 2012 in Fairfield Hall, Croydon at 7.30pm.
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to Murnau’s ‘Nosferatu’ (1922). Now a cult film, this was the first screen depiction of the vampire story.

17 October, 2012 in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London at 18:30.
Wendy accompanied a short 16 minute film by Norwegian director Hans Berge ‘London 1920’ as part of the 55th London Film Festival. This performance was followed by a screening of ‘Gypsy Anne’.

26 May, 2011 in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London at 20:45.
Wendy provided piano accompaniment to Vertov’s experimental montage silent film from Russia ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ (1929).

1 May, 2011 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London at 15.50.
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to the silent film classic ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’.

26 March, 2011 in St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon (nr. Market Place) at 7.30pm.
Wendy accompanied Grierson’s documentary ‘Drifters’. This is event was organised by the Abingdon Film Club as part of the Abingdon Festival.

Christmas 2010. The BFI’s posting of the 1903 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Youtube with Wendy’s score attracted over a million hits – a first for the BFI Archive Department and still counting!

27 March, 2010 in St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon (nr. Market Place) at 7.30pm.
Wendy accompanied Jean Vigo’s documentary ‘A Propos de Nice’. This was event is organised by the Abingdon Film Club as part of the Abingdon Festival.

12 March, 2010 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London at 18:30.
Wendy performed her score for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (1903).

24 February, 2010 in Conference Centre, British Library at 5.30pm.
Wendy performed her score to a screening of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (1903) at an event organised by the British Library focused on Lewis Caroll’s book ‘Alice in Wonderland’. This also acknowledged the release of Tim Burton’s film on the subject and notaries such as Christopher Lee, Richard Zanuck, Michael Sheen and Will Self were guest speakers. Channel 4 Television was also present.

23 February, 2010 at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, London.
Wendy’s performance of her score for the 1903 silent film ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is recorded with the film by the BFI for use on Youtube to help promote the work of the Archive Department.

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