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 a free private screening of the astonishing 1924 documentary The Epic of Everest at The Intimate Space, St Mary’s Tower, Hornsey on Saturday Feb 8th 2020. We look forward to making more soundtracks together as soon as is safely possible.
Meanwhile, via the new Sinister Masterplan Bandcamp page, I’m proud to present our take on F. W. Murnau’s masterpiece NOSFERATU. Whether our sounds accompany the film for you or your own private reverie, we hope you enjoy them.
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.
You can listen to a selection of our soundtracks at the NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB Soundcloud page.
NOISY SILENT FILM CLUB will be back!