Georges Méliès Revival

Cine-concert with John Garden

France | 1986 to 1913 | b&w and col | 90 mins

meliesRevivalScissor Sisters musical director and keyboard player John Garden will perform a live accompaniment to a selection of Georges Méliès’ films, producing a new and unique soundtrack. Accompanying the films will be an original score of electronic soundscapes which revive and celebrate the sense of magic, mystery and occasional menace that play at the heart of Méliès’ films. Experience silent cinema as never before with what promises to be a sensational night and discover films which have not been seen for more than 100 years, uncovered and restored by Lobster films.

Wed 14 Dec 7.00pm | £12, conc. £10 | total length: 90 mins | book online



Marina and the Diamonds – Little Noise Sessions – Wed 23 Nov 2011

Headlining Wednesday 23 November is singer-songwriter Marina & The Diamonds. Working on the much-awaited follow up to her critically-acclaimed debut album The Family Jewels Marina is now set to make her mark on Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.

JJ and the Birdman @ Encounters International Film Festival

An evening of experimental silent film and live music. Expect the unexpected…

John Garden and Tony Orrell together again, appearing as part of the Encounters International Film Festival.

Bristol Arnofini ::: Nov 16th 2011 ::: 8:30pm

Tickets and Info here

with live score by John Garden


Sunday 25th  –  Barbican Cinema,  London  £10.50-£7.50 To Book :


Thurs 13th  –  Phoenix Cinema, Exeter 7pm £7.00/£5.00 Box office 01392 667080

Friday 14th  –  Turner Sims, University of Southampton   8pm   £10.00/£9.00  Friends £8.00 Students £6.00  Box Office 023 8059 5151

Sunday 16th  –  Cornerhouse,  Manchester  4pm £7.50/£5.50 Box Office 0161200 1500

Friday 21st – Natural History Museum, London – more details to follow

THE LOST WORLD (U) (US 1925 Dir. Harry Hoyt 101 min) with live musical accompaniment by Scissor Sisters’ John ‘JJ’ Garden – Silent Film & Live Music Series, Sunday 25 September, 4.00pm

The original film version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s towering adventure story, The Lost World follows a young professor and his team who find their lives in danger when they set out on a jungle expedition to prove that dinosaurs still exist. Featuring pioneering stop-motion techniques from Willis O’Brien (King Kong), and starring silent screen icons Bessie Love and Wallace Berry, this created a worldwide sensation on release.
Presented in partnership with Bristol Silents. Box Office: 0845 120 7527

The Lost World with Live Score by John Garden at Turner Sims Southampton

Friday October 14th 2011 8pm

A special film event as John Garden, musical director and keyboard player for pop band Scissor Sisters, provides a live sound track to the innovative, stop-motion dinosaur film The Lost World. Featuring pioneering animation techniques from Willis O’Brien, just prior to his work on King Kong, this silent classic is a dramatic and enchanting re-telling of Conan Doyle’s novel. Of the new score John says The sound references classic sci-fi movies of the 70s and 80s, yet still retains the flexibility of the 1920s accompanist who would improvise to the picture.

In association with Southampton Film Week

Director Harry Hoyt, B&W 1hr 33m
John Garden live soundtrack

£10, concessions £9, Friends £9, students £6

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