Friday 21 September 2012, 11:31 | By

Jarvis Cocker, Evelyn Glennie to improvise ‘silent’ film scores

Gigs & Festivals

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker will devise and play a spontaneous live score at the 30 Sep edition of ‘Not So Silent Movies’, a season of silent film screenings (to state the obvious) presenting “classic comedy crossed with on-stage improvisation wizardry” at Kings Place in London.

Cocker, Oscar-winning ‘Atonement’ composer Dario Marianelli and guitarist John Etheridge will all perform at the 30 Sep show as special guests of ‘Not So Silent’ originator (and cello virtuoso) Philip Sheppard, who in the past has also arranged LPs for Pulp and a solo Jarvis.

Says Sheppard: “I love throwing caution to the wind and creating a spontaneous composition, and I have absolute confidence that these musicians can pull it off. There’ll be as much slapstick on stage as on screen; we get such a buzz from taking the risk with no safety net – it’s the adrenalin that makes it work, and when it’s over you can’t repeat it – it’s a one off!”

While the Jarvis Cocker night is indeed a ‘one-off’, ‘Not So Silent’ are also hosting two further such screenings featuring the likes of composer Stephen Warbeck (28 Oct) and percussionists Evelyn Glennie and Talvin Singh (2 Dec).

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