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Ben Model is one of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists performing on both piano and theatre organ. Over the past 35+ years he has created and performed several hundred live scores for silent films on piano and theatre organ, for films lasting anywhere from one minute to five hours. Ben is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theatre. His recorded scores can be heard on numerous DVD/Blu-ray releases, on TCM and on his YouTube channel. Ben is a regular accompanist at classic film festivals around the U.S. and internationally, and he performs at universities, museums and historic theaters. Ben is the producer and co-founder of The Silent Clowns Film Series, now in its 21st season in NYC. Ben has composed ensemble scores for films by Chaplin and Keaton, among others, that are performed around the U.S. every year by orchestras and concert bands. Ben has co-curated several silent film series for MoMA, and in his capacity as archivist for the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams collection has programmed three recent DVD box sets of Ernie Kovacs television shows for Shout! Factory. Ben is a visiting professor at Wesleyan University, where he teaches a course on silent cinema for the college’s Film Studies Department. Twitter: @silentfilmmusic; web:

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