The Adventures of Prince Achmed – Live Film Score
In 1926 film making was akin to witchcraft and, as such, was ideally suited to illustrate the Arabian Nights upon which the story of this feature is loosely based. Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch collaborated to create what is now widely believed to be the oldest surviving feature length animation and Sink were commissioned by the Filmhouse Cinema to create a new soundtrack.
Moko & Loupe – Original Soundtrack
Moko & Loupe is a short comic film about friendship at the frayed ends of a world that’s coming undone. It was written by Adrian Hornsby for Tim Vincent-Smith and Quinn Comendant, and filmed together in London and the Isle of Sheppey in 2012. It premiered with sink performing the music live in the Summerhall Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh in 2013. Many live screenings have followed.
L’Age D’Or – Live Film Score
Nonsensical, erotic, scandalous, revolutionary: the surrealist masterpiece L’Age d’Or is not for those of a nervous disposition. After premiering in Paris in November 1930, the film caused a riot as outraged audiences threw bottles of ink at the screen, fired guns into the air, released stink bombs, and trashed the foyer.
Eighty-odd years on, this provocative tale of two lovers and their thwarted attempts to consummate their passion has lost none of its power to upset the Establishment.
In 1930, L’Age d’Or utilised the quite new technology of prerecorded sound, albeit with a relatively conservative music selection. Sink reverse this approach creating new and exciting music using the old technology of a largely improvised, acoustic score in order to animate the film for a contemporary audience.
In conjunction with Sink, Noize Choir, far beyond adding mere foley sound, so augment the surreal and the sensual that the truly shocking nature of the original film is brought to life.
F.W. Murnau’s dark 1926 classic. In an attempt to gain control of the Earth, Mephisto the Devil (Emil Jannings) wagers an angel (Werner Fuetterer) that he can destroy the soul of a kind, elderly professor named Faust (Gosta Ekman). Mephisto brings a devastating plague to the town where Faust lives and kills half of its inhabitants. Faust’s attempts to find a cure are unsuccessful, and he loses his faith in God and science when his prayers go unanswered. He invokes the aid of Satan, and Mephisto agrees to help him, but at a cost!
Screening with live musical accompaniment by Sink