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 special private Halloween screening of the spooktastic 1927 haunted house spoof The Cat and the Canary at The Intimate Space, St Mary’s Tower, Hornsey on Saturday Nov 2nd 2019.
We’ve also soundtracked Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Metropolis, Pandora’s Box, The Phantom Carriage, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Lodger 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 return in February 2020. 😀