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 latest soundtrack is for Dziga Vertov’s 1929 masterpiece Man With A Movie Camera which we performed at a free, private screening in The All Good Bookshop on Saturday 26th September 2020. It was a great night at an excellent new venue with plenty of room for safe social distancing. We hope to come back soon!
Recordings of Man With A Movie Camera and our previous most recent soundtrack for the astonishing 1924 documentary The Epic of Everest are now available on the new Sinister Masterplan Bandcamp, along with our take on F. W. Murnau’s masterpiece NOSFERATU.
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.