Monday, October 16, 2006

it's baaack! UnSilent Film 666

Just when you thought it was safe...

"UnSilent Film" celebrates its Second Anniversary on Monday October 30th at The Hi-Fi Concert Club, 11729 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH (216) 521-8878 at 8pm. with a showing of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

The 1920 classic silent horror film (directed by John S. Robertson), is based on the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Starring John Barrymore (grandfather of actress Drew Barrymore) who chews up the scenery in the dual role as the conflicted Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde.

This version received high marks when it was released -- Variety proclaimed it "a fine dignified presentation... the appearance of John Barrymore in any production is an event and there remains for the reviewer only to comment on how excellent is his portrayal of the dual personalities of the unfortunate Dr. Jekyll." The New York Times agreed: "something special and extraordinary... in Mr. Barrymore's flawless performance."

Though many interpretations followed over the years, it is Barrymore's portrayal (much like Max Schreck's in "Nosferatu") that stays lodged in the dreams of the collective unconscious.

"UnSilent Film" -- a series of silent movies preformed with an improvised live score -- will be performed this time by Thieves Like Me, fluxmonkey, tofu, Shawn Holt, Geo Jones and Steven K. Smith.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Feima's playlist from USF 5

Unsilent Film Deutsch JA! Playlist
minuswelt - der siebte tag (courtesy maschine9)
rector scanner - vocoder
2raumwohnung - 2 von millionen von sternen
ascii disko - aldimarkt
ascii disko - ne travaillez jamais (yeah it's a french's tiktiktok's fault)
and one - fur immer
combichrist - das der bunker
laibach - achtung!
combichrist - vater unser
gewaltakustik - psychopath
panzer division - electroshock patient (10,000 volt)
kiew - dcdisk(DD version)
xotox - eisenkiller
noisex - jaegerdance
schachtanlage gegenort - schrammaschinenspiel (courtesy maschine9)
*not super sure though
dioxyde - panzerfaust (courtesy maschine9)
DAF/DOS - mutterficker
wumpscut - krieg
funker vogt - maschine zeit(maschinen-mix)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

USF 5 -- Live

(l-r) thieves like me, dust_head, Steven K. Smith, fluxmonkey

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

one week...

until USF 5!

also, it'll be our first anniversary -- "Nosferatu" seems like a long time ago ;)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

the show info...

SynthCleveland will present the 1921 classic silent horror film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" featuring a new live improvised soundtrack on Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm, at Rain Nightclub, 4142 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.

Directed by Robert Wiene, "Caligari" is considered to be one of the landmark examples of the German Expressionist style (i.e. "Nosferatu", "Faust", "Metropolis"). The film is enigmatic and highly stylized, with a twist ending that M. Night Shyamalan wishes he had used -- madness, love, murder and sonambulists -- all set against a carnival side-show backdrop.

This is the fifth in a series of "UnSilent" films -- old movies with an added improvised live score -- performed this time by SynthCleveland members Steven K. Smith, Thieves Like Me, tofu, dust_head and fluxmonkey.

Spinning before and after the film will be special guest DJ Feima from WCSB's "F2" show.

SynthCleveland is a resource group for area electronic musicians holding meetings and presenting workshops related to electronic music.

Rain Nightclub is located at 4142 Lorain Avenue (216-651-4100). For directions go to:

Admission (21+) is Free.

Monday, September 26, 2005

UnSilent 5: Film Announced

Get an early start on your halloween weekend with...

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)

yep, we'll be rockin' it german expressionist stylee ;)

Saturday, September 10, 2005

unsilent + mobile

this is kind of what we'd like to do... Any takers Cleveland? ;)

from Gizmodo
The Drive-In is going high concept. Maybe this is part of the new vintage movement all you hip kids are obsessed with (or else people are just bored). But here’s the idea: Some folks set up a digital projector outfitted with an FM transmitter and put it inside a car. Every couple of weeks they send out an e-mail to a listserv full of fans with details on the movie that will be showing, the wall it will be projected on, the time and whatnot. You show up, tune to the designated FM station and enjoy a flick, or steam up the windows. The Mobile Movie movement started in Santa Cruz, and is now playing in Berkeley, Oakland, Minneapolis, Dallas, Los Angeles, West Chester, PA., and Tampa City, FL.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

UnSilent 5 date announced...

Mark your calendars now: Wednesday, October 26th at Rain Nightclub (of course).

The film? Announced very soon ;)

Thursday, May 05, 2005

i Muy Caliente !

Indeed, a very hot evening of theremin-on-theremin action took place last night as Santo defeated Frankenstein's "oh-so-go-go-booted" Daughter and her red-shirted (yet sensitive) henchmen...

sample dialog:

Henchmen #2: "I do not like bloody eyes, they give me the goosebumps"

Sadly the camera did not make it out, but there were mucho people having a good time marvelling at the Mexican film industry's finest export. ;)