Silents at the Barbican

Silent Film & Live Music

The Barbican in London is putting on a new series of silent films with special music accompaniment for its Silent Film & Live Music series. It’s a superb line-up once again:

16 September: Orphans of the Storm (D.W. Griffith, 1921)
Live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand

Invitation to a Dream – Silent Film & the Avant-Garde

7 October: The Smiling Madame Beudet (La Souriante Madame Beudet) (Germaine Dulac, 1922) + Themes et Variations (Germaine Dulac, 1928)
Live piano accompaniment by Errolyn Wallen
+ Disque 957 (Germaine Dulac, 1928) + Invitation to a Journey (Germaine Dulac)
Live performance by L’Inquiétant Supsendu

+ The Seashell and the Clergyman (La Coquille et le clergyman) (Germaine Dulac, 1927)
With live accompaniment by Minima

21 October: Faust (F.W. Murnau, 1926)
The London premiere of a new score composed by Jean Hasse and conducted by John Traill

31 October: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (John S. Robertson, 1920)
Live accompaniment by DJ Nacho Martin

Crime and Deviancy in Silent Cinema

4 November – Underworld (Josef von Sternberg, 1927)
Live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand

11 November – The Hound of the Baskervilles (Maurice Elvey, 1921)
Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne

2 December – The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926)
Live performance by Cipher

16 December – Peter Pan (Herbert Brenon, 1924)
Live fairy harp accompaniment by Elizabeth Jane Baldry

More information as always, including booking details, from the Barbican site.