Music in Silent Films

If silent films were truly silent, they would be nowhere near as exciting and interesting as they are with music. This page is intended to feature the side of silent films which isn't recognized as often as it should be. Currently there is very little recognition given to this on the net, but hopefully this will change.

Timothy Brock has composed film scores for several silent films, including Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and G.W. Pabst's Pandora's Box

Kino On-Line has a feature interview with Composer/Conductor Timothy Brock.

At The Knitting Factory composers, jazz musicians and avant garde performers write and perform musical scores for their silent film show, Loud Music, Silent Film.

Ben Model's page on Music composition for silent film and theater has some interesting information.

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