music for silent films 

Stummfilmmusik

 

 

I compose and improvise live the soundtrack for silent films, on piano /extended piano, other instruments or sound objects, and with the Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repertoire:

 

 

Classics of the silent era:

 

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920) Rober Wiene

Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (1922) W.Murnau Der Golem (1920) P.Wegener

Der Müde Tod (1921) Fritz Lang

Salomé (1923) Charles Bryant
Faust (1926) F.W. Murnau

La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928) C. T. Dreyer

Pandora's Box (1929) G.W.Papst

La Aldea Maldita (1930) F. Rey

Freaks (1932) T. Browning

 

 

 

Avant-garde, experimental and surrealist cinema:

 

Rhythmus 21 (1921) H. Richter

Berlin, Sinfonie Einer Großstadt (1927) W. Ruttman

Le Retour À La Raison (1923) M. Ray

L'Étoile De Mer (1928) M. Ray

H2O (1929) R. Steiner

La Coquille Et Le Crergyman (1926) G. Dulac

Symphonie Diagonal (1924) V. Eggeling

Anemic cinema (1926) M. Duchamp

Polizeibericht Überfall (1928)

The Life And Death Of 9413, A Hollywood Extra (1928)

Regen (1929)

Un Chien Andalou (1929) L. Bunuel, S. Dalí
Even: As You and I (1937)

Flaming Creatures (1963) J. Smith

Yukoku or The Rite Of Love And Death. Y. Mishima (1966)

Un Chant d´Amour. J. Genet + J. Cocteau (1950)

Vision Of Ecstasy. N. Wingrave (1989)

The Call Of Cthulhu. A Leman (2005)

Cowards Bend The knee. G. Maddin (2003)

 

 

 

Maya Deren:

 

Meshes Of the Afternoon (1943)

Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946)

A Study In Choreography For Camera (1945)

At Land (1944)

Meditation On Violence (1948)

The Very Eye of Night (1959; gedreht 1952–1955)

 

 


Charlie Chaplin:

 

The Floorwalker (1916)

One A.M. (1916)

The Pawnshop (1916)

 

 

 

Buster Keaton:

 

The General (1927)

The Baloonatic (1923)

Spite Marriage (1929)

 

 

 

George Meliés:

 

Voyage Dans La Lune (1902)

Journey Through The Impossible (1904) 

A Moonlight Serenade (1904) 

Extraordinary Illusions (1901)
Desabillage Impossible (1909)

Eclipse De Soleil En Pleine Lune (1907)

Baron Munschausen´s  Dream (1911)

Le Cake-Walk Infernal (1903)

A La Conquête du Pôle (1912)

 

 

 

Segundo de Chomón:

 

Le Roi Des Dollars (1905).

Ah! La Barbe (1905)

Les Oeufs De Páques (1907)

Ki Ri Ki, Acrobatiques Japonais (1907)

Les Lunatiques (1908)

Une Excursion Incohérente (1909)

Création De La Serpentine (1908)

L´Espectre Rouge (1907)

 

 

 

Jan Svankmajer:

 

Conspirators Of Pleasure (1996)

Food (1992)

Down To The Cellar (1983)

Darkness/Light/Darkness (1982)

Dimensions Of Dialogue (1982)

 

 

 

Norman Mc Laren:

 

Neighbours (1952)

A Charry Tale (1957)

Boogie-Doodle (1948)

Lines: Horizontal (1962)

Lines: Vertical (1960

Serenal (1959))

Mosaic (1965)

Spheres (1969)

La Poulette Grise (1947)

c´Est l´Aviron (1944)