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Pandora's Box (2012 - )

Silent film with a new live score

Composed and performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Gudnadóttir..

at that time a dangerously shocking film. It still remains an intensely sexy one’.  The Guardian on Pandora’s Box

‘Supremely evocative compositions’ BBC music on Jóhann Jóhannsson

GW Pabst’s 1929 silent film follows the rise and fall of the captivating, amoral young prostitute Lulu and her various ill-fated relationships, brought to life by the inimitable Louise Brooks. 

Part of an international renaissance of silent film, this special screening sees award-winning Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Fordlandia), cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadóttir (Múm/Throbbing Gristle), and turntablist Philip Jeck combine forces. The brand new live soundtrack plays with the film’s volatile energy, Weimar-era recordings and the iconic figure of Louise Brooks.

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