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Cinematic Orchestra release new short film scores

By | Published on Friday 23 September 2011

Cinematic Orchestra's J Swinscoe

The Cinematic Orchestra have released new scores for two silent short films from the 1920s, which are available to buy (complete with the visuals they accompany) from iTunes and the Ninja Tune website. The band are perhaps best known for their 2003 score for Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent feature ‘Man With A Movie Camera’.

The first of the two films, ‘Entr’acte’ is a 20 minute short directed by René Clair in 1924 and was commissioned to play in the interval of Francis Picabia’s ballet ‘Relâche’ in Paris that year. ‘Manhatta’, meanwhile, is a 1921 eleven minute documentary about New York made by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. You can watch both films below.

The Cinematic Orchestra have also announced that the second instalment of their ‘InMotion’ night will take place at the Barbican in London on 1 Oct. The event sees The Cinematic Orchestra and other artists provide new scores to a selection of films. Also performing next month will be Dorian Concept and Tom Chant, Grey Reverend, plus Kutmah and Austin Peralta.