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 Dziga Vertov’s 1929 masterpiece Man With A Movie Camera which we performed at a private screening on Saturday 26th September 2020 at The All Good Bookshop. Along with our takes on The Epic of Everest and Nosferatu, it’s available now on the new Sinister Masterplan Bandcamp Page.
On 31st March 2019 we scored the revolutionary classic Battleship Potemkin at the Arthouse Cinema. The screening was number 3 in Time Out London’s top ten pop-ups and festivals that week. We’ve also soundtracked The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Metropolis, Pandora’s Box, The Phantom Carriage, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Lodger, The Cat and the Canary and The Adventures of Prince Achmed – the latter 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.