Not So Silent Cinema

Live Music. Classic Silent Film.

Not So Silent Cinema composes and performs new, original scores for classic silent film.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Not So Silent Cinema presents a brand new score to the classic German-Expressionist horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.  With its jagged, angular sets painted in dream-like abstractions and the stylized, jerky movements of its actors, the film became a hallmark of the German-Expressionist style. Kino Lorber has recently come out with a fantastic new restoration of this film which NSSC has had the pleasure of performing to many times now.

For this silent film classic, Not So Silent Cinema has put together a brand new score drawing on the wide musical palette of the quintet.  The score blends some of the Klezmer influences that form the backbone of their much loved Nosferatu score, with a haunting tapestry of demented circus music, avant-garde soundscapes, and pulsating minimalist textures.