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, 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.
We are currently performing live soundtracks to silent film screenings at The ArtHouse Cinema in Crouch End. Our most recent was on 4th December 2022 for 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.
As well as via Bandcamp you can also listen to a selection of our soundtracks at the NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB Soundcloud page.