Jonny Best

Silent Film Musician

Four extracts from G.W. Pabst’s 1929 Pandora’s Box starring Louise Brooks. This improvised score was performed at Hull Truck Theatre for Hull Independent Cinema on September 21 2018.

This is a project I worked on for Hat Fair and Corby Cube. It’s a film by Richard Hurford and SDNA made in response to a community arts project exploring age and memory. I worked with young musicians in Winchester and Corby to create semi-improvised scores for performances in December 2018. This online version has an improvised piano score, drawing on some of the material used in those live performances. Hat Fair director Andrew Loretto blogged about the project here.