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February 2018

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December 2014 – Laurel & Hardy short films

A series of short films, featuring the comic duo of Laurel and Hardy, was shown at  Beauharnois’ St-Clément Church. All profits from the event were donated to the organization « Maison des Enfants de Marie-Rose de Beauharnois ». Piano accompaniment of the black and white films was provided by Gabriel Thibaudeau.

To learn more about this event, click on the city of Beauharnois’ official website

December 2014 – Four Sons

John Ford’s 1928 silent film « Four Sons » was screened on December 12th at Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise with piano accompaniment.

Click here to visit Cinémathèque Québécoise ‘s official website (available in French only)

November 2014 – « La maison du mystère »

Divided into a series of 10 episodes, and shown over the course of two days (November 14th- 15th), was Alexander Volkoff’s movie, « La maison du mystère »; with piano accompaniment provided by Gabriel Thibaudeau.

Click here to access the DeutschesHistorisches Museum website to find out more.

November 2014 – Redskin

The first pro-Indian film in the history of the cinema was presented, with piano accompaniment, on  November 7th at  Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise.

Click here to visit Cinémathèque Québécoise’s official website (available in French only)

October 2014 –Legong: Dance of the Virgins

 “Legong” refers to one of the most popular Balinese dances.  Shot in Bali, this 1925 silent film by Henri de la Falaise, with piano accompaniment,  was shown at Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise.

To learn more about this event click here.

October 2014 – « Les aventures du Prince Achmed »

Accompanied by a piano soundtrack,  LotteReiniger’s 1926 silent film from 1926, one of the first full-length movies in the history of animated cinema, was presented  on October 24th at Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise.

To learn more about this event click here.

October 2014 – Maudite soit la guerre

The Belgian movie « Maudite soit la guerre », and other colour films were screened at Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise on October 17th with piano accompaniment.

Access the Cinémathèque Québécoise official website here (available in French only)

October 2014 – Le cuirassé Potemkine

The film « Le cuirassé Potemkine » , a classic oeuvre of  the Soviet cinema, was showcased in October at Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise, with musical accompaniment by Gabriel Thibaudeau.

Click here to visit Cinémathèque Québécoise ‘s official website (available in French only)

September 2014 – Orochi

On September 28th, at Hamilton College in Clinto, USA, Buntaro Futagawa’s silent samurai movie « Orochi » (1925) was showcased as part of the college’s film series.  Musical accompaniment comprised of traditional Japanese instruments including flute, lute and percussion, as well as a traditional “Benshi performer” (narrator) were featured.

For a full summary of the event, visit Hamilton’s College official page.

September 2014 – Manhandled

Pianist Gabriel Thibaudeau provided the musical accompaniment for Allan Dwan’s 1924 movie « Manhandled ».  This silent drama was exhibited on September 19th at Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise.

Click here to for a preview of the movie.

September 2014 – The Phantom of the Opera

Rupert Julian’s movie classic, « The Phantom of the Opera » (1925), was shown at Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise on September 12th. This movie masterpiece was presented with both vocal (soprano) and instrumental (piano) accompaniment.

Click here to visit Cinémathèque Québécoise ‘s official website (available in French only).

September 2014 – Dom na Trubnoi

For Cinemateca Portuguesa’s season opening, the movie « Dom naTrubnoi » was presented on September 1st. Gabriel Thibaudeau provided the piano accompaniment for this Boris Barnett film.

To visit  Cinemateca Portuguesa’s official website, click here.

August 2014 – The Lighthouse Keeper

« The Lighthouse Keeper », a Jean Grémillon film, alternates frightening lighthouse sequences depicting the rise of the main character’s disease with flashbacks of happy moments between him and his fiancée. This 1928 silent film was shown on August 8, in Trégunc, France, as part of its musical score’s world premiere.

To find out more about this unique presentation, click here (available in French only)

July 2014 – Tribute to Charlie Chaplin

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of Chaplin’s beloved character, Charlot, a series of short films was presented at Montreal’s Place des Festivals, with piano accompaniment. The event was part of the Just for Laughs and Fantasia festivals' tribute to Charlie Chaplin (July 21st).

July 2014 – Tribute to Olivier Guimond

As part of the Just for Laughs and Fantasia festivals, a series of silent film shorts was presented at Montréal Place des Festivals.  The film series featured piano accompaniment by Olivier Guimond. (July 14th)

June-July 2014 – Il Cinéma Ritrovato

From June 28th to July 5th, a series of silent films, including « Maudite soit la guerre », were part of an open air event which took place at Plazza Maggiore di Bologna.  The series included a total of 12 films,  and featured piano accompaniment.


April 2014 - The Fall of the House of Usher 

World premiere presentation of the orchestral score chamber version, written for Jean Epstein’s film.  This concert marks the opening of the Epstein cycle at Cinémathèque Française. 
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April 2014 - Le choix des pianistes

“Le choix des pianistes” was created by Cinémathèque Québecoise in 1993.   A little known music style was introduced, namely, the improvisation on piano of music performed during silent movies by pianists renowned worldwide. 

A second edition of “Le choix des pianistes” will be produced in April 2014 through the initiative of Gabriel Thibaudeau, music composer, conductor and lead pianist for Cinémathèque Québecoise.  The reviewed and improved edition will feature 4 renowned pianists and 9 programmes dating from before the 1930s over a period of five viewing days.  Spectators will be treated to a live composition. 

Piano is the choice instrument during the showing of this cinematographic work.  Come and feel the unimaginable brio of this presentation during the week of April 15, 2014.

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2013 - The Floorwalker

Introduces an orchestral score written, performed and recorded at Troublemakers Studio in Montréal in 2013.  This recording is an integral part of the DVD set that marks the 100th anniversary of the very first Charlie Chaplin movies!  

To buy the DVD set on line, click here.

To view the recording video, click here.

October 2013 - Nosferatu the Vampire

Nosferatu the Vampire is one of the first and rather controversial film interpretation of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, a presentation sure to make everyone shiver.  This presentation is accompanied by an orchestral ensemble featuring the soundtrack of Gabriel Thibaudeau.  A gripping performance of the classic German expressionist film.  On this special occasion, the lead pianist for Cinémathèque Québecoise created a well structured and special musical score all the while highlighting the creative role of the performers.  Just a few days before Halloween, this symphony of horrors is a must see!

July 2013 - Les Rois du Rire (Just For Laughs Festival)

A flashback on a magical evening as part of the Just For Laughs Festival and the Fantasia International Film Festival.  Depicting the silent era, these three short films are simultaneously accompanied live on stage by Gabriel Thibaudeau on the piano with new soundtracks specially designed for these hilarious, side-splitting classics.