Under the name NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB I’ve been teaming up with Arkadiusz Potyka to bring electronic sound to silent cinema.

NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB performing THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at The ArtHouse Cinema, 10th Oct 2021
Photographer: Laura Sampson

Ark plays bass, guitar and other noise machines; I play found sounds and my unique instrument from the dawn of electronic music – the theremin. Live, from minimal elements (and no laptops) we conjure up a richly atmospheric soundworld, helping audiences find new life and meaning in some of the world’s finest old films.

Our most recent live soundtrack was at The ArtHouse Cinema in Crouch End for a screening of the fabulous, haunting Swedish seasonal tale of damnation and redemption from 1921, The Phantom Carriage.

Along with our takes on The Cat and the Canary, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Phantom of the Opera, A Page of Madness, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Man With A Movie Camera, The Epic of Everest and Nosferatu – a live recording is available now on the Sinister Masterplan Bandcamp Page.

We’ve also soundtracked Metropolis, Pandora’s Box, The Lodger, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Battleship Potemkin and Filibus – the latter three also at the Arthouse Cinema.

As well as via Bandcamp you can also listen to a selection of our soundtracks at the NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB Soundcloud page.