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’re thrilled to announce that as of August 28th 2022 we are performing live soundtracks to silent film screenings every month at The ArtHouse Cinema in Crouch End. Our next, on September 28th, will be The Passion of Joan of Arc. Get your tickets here!

To start our monthly run, on 28th August 2022, we soundtracked the 1925 film of The Phantom of the Opera starring the unforgettable Lon Chaney! Along with our takes on 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 Phantom Carriage, The Lodger, The Cat and the Canary, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Battleship Potemkin and Filibus – the latter three also at the Arthouse Cinema.

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

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