Silent Film Pianist
Welcome to Gerhard Gruber
composer for film and silent movies
Gerhard Gruber is an Austrian composer and piano player. As accompanist for silent movies he is travelling around the world and has become the leading authority in Austria since 1988.
He has performed for more than 650 different films
Viennale, Diagonale, Hamburg, Filmarchiv Austria, Österr. Filmmuseum, Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Natschlag
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.
Published music for: "Cafe Elektric", "Der Wiener Prater im Film", "Die Tat des Andreas Harmer", "Die Zunge des Zorro", "Kino Wien Film"
ALEXANDER HORWATH, former director of the Austrian Filmmuseum, about Gerhard Grubers music for silent movies (excerpt):
Austrian Author ILSE AICHINGER about Gerhard Gruber: