PrettyFresh and the BFI Southbank are teaming up to bring us Sonic Cinema; a series of events celebrating music in cinema including some classic films re-scored live by contemporary musicians.
The first Sonic Cinema event will be a screening of King Kong on 7th October with a live re-scoring provided by Rob da Bank which will include tracks from Sigur Ros, Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Lee Scratch Perry, Black Sabbath, Portishead, Harry Connick Junior, Bon Iver and Laurie Anderson. All this for just £10. A genuine bargain, and we say this despite the fact that they didn’t even offer us tickets.
If you are more Adam & Joe than Rob da Bank then the second event might be more up your street. On 4th November Adam Buxton will host a screening of cult British indie film Anyone Can Play Guitar and will be joined by Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Colin Greenwood.
If the Summer Screen at Somerset House has taught us anything it is that seeing films in a different way can be an amazing experience. Sonic Cinema sounds like a unique event, we’ll be keeping an eye on reactions to King Kong and may even drag ourselves along to one of the events.