The Fall of the House of Usher
Jean Epstein’s 1928 silent film “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a superb retelling of the classic Edgar Allen Poe story of the same name. In a haunting story of death and resurrection, Poe’s character, Usher, is trapped in a world where inanimate external reality seems to be a living extension of Usher’s inner psyche. The house comes alive, blurring the distinction between mind and matter.
Not-So-Silent-Cinema presents a brand-new score to this cinematic gem. It is a haunting score for strings, piano and granular synthesizer, capturing the eerie atmosphere of the film with a musical pallet that ranges from contemporary classical to abstract sound design.