The 12th British Silent Film Festival    4-6 June  

Sound, Music and the British Silent Film

Barbican Cinema, London    



The Runaway Princess (1929) 79 mins Music by John Sweeney

Knowing the Score:  case studies in musical accompaniment. Presented by Neil Brand, Philip Carli, Stephen Horne & John Sweeney

The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks – Toby Haggith from the Imperial War Museum on different approaches to reconstructing the original score for this film with Laura Rossi and Stephen Horne

Shooting Stars (1928) 81 mins – music by Phil Carli

The Dodge Brothers Go West with White Oak (1921) 71mins



Sound Film Before 1930 Presented by Tony Fletcher with John Sweeney

The Wheels of Chance (1922) 71 mins – Music by Philip Carli

Under the Greenwood Tree (1929) 87mins (Sound)

W.K.L. Dickson in London Paul Spehr on this pioneering film maker. Includes screenings of Biograph films


The Third Annual Rachael Low Lecture Silence is a Different World – Given by David Robinson

Palais de Danse (1928) 95mins – With the Barbican Palais Orchestra


The Vortex (1927) 73 mins Intro by Jo Botting – Music by Stephen Horne

Family Film Club A Canine Concoction: silent film dogs 90 mins – music by Neil Brand

The Manxman (1929) 90mins – Musical accompaniment by John Sweeney

The Lost Musicians: the art of the cinema musician. With Neil Brand & colleagues

Music in Cinemas: a case study by Gerry Turvey

The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Mazarin Stone (1923) 23mins GB – Music by Neil Brand


BFI Southbank  – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in ‘Ukulelescope’

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