Timothy Brock

Timothy Brock (born 1963) is an American composer and conductor specializing in concert works of the early 20th century and silent film. His works include Nine Ball Suite (1986), Requiem for the Old St. Nicholas Church (1989), three symphonies, six string quartets, four concertos (piano, clarinet, viola, and violoncello), the operas Billy (1995), and Mudhoney (1998) both in collaboration with librettist Bryan Willis. Brock wrote or restored original orchestral scores to nearly 20 silent films including G.W. Pabst's Pandora's Box (1929) and Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927) and Faust (1926), Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920), Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North (1922) and Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) by Walter Ruttmann. In 2000, after restoring and performing Charlie Chaplin's score to Modern Times (1936), Brock began a project for the Chaplin family to restore and perform their father's scores. This project resulted in performances with live orchestral accompaniment of City Lights (1931), The Circus (1928), A Dog's Life (1918), Shoulder Arms (1918), and The Pilgrim (1923).


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