The Cinematic Orchestra presents In Motion #1
Label: Motion Audio / Ninja Tune
Performing new music to silent films is a staple of European festivals, where the grant money runs freely. Here, The Cinematic Orchestra’s Jason Swinscoe, an artist whose work has always stressed the interplay between sound and image -- whether real or merely suggested -- gathers musical reinterpretations of classic avant-garde cinema. Even without the accompanying films, the music is richly suggestive, from Swinscoe’s Gorecki-like “Entr’acte” to the uneasy drones of Dorian Carter and Tom Chant.