Under the name NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB I’ve been teaming up with Arkadiusz Potyka to bring electronic sound to silent cinema. Ark plays bass 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 soundtrack was for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent classic The Lodger at a free private screening at The Intimate Space, St Mary’s Tower, Hornsey on Sunday 8th Sept 2019. On Saturday Nov 2nd we’ll be back at the tower for our Halloween special – a screening of the spooktastic haunted house spoof, The Cat and the Canary. For an invitation to that, join my mailing list via the Contact Page.
We’ve also soundtracked Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Metropolis, Pandora’s Box, The Phantom Carriage, The Passion of Joan of Arc and The Adventures of Prince Achmed – the latter also at the Arthouse Cinema.
You can listen to a selection of our soundtracks at the NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB Soundcloud page.