It is possible to have live music accompany your film screening at EYE. Two of EYE’s four cinemas have Yamaha grand pianos, and there are also two historical instruments that can be rented.
Cinema 1 has a historic organ dating from 1929. In addition to music, this instrument can also imitate various sounds, for example accordion, drums, and glockenspiel.
In Cinema 4 is a Weber Aeolian pianola dating from 1912. This extraordinary instrument is on loan from the Pianola Museum. This self-playing piano was invented in 1895, and eliminates the limitations imposed by a pianist’s ten fingers. The instrument makes it possible to play “unplayable music”.
Live musical accompaniment during silent films is a special experience for audiences. For musicians, it is an art in itself. EYE works with three specialists in this field: Martin de Ruiter, Yvo Verschoor and Wim van Tuyl. We will gladly put you in touch with them.