Recomposing Hitchcock Soundtracks

posted July 28, 2011

Bernard Hermann did Hitchcock proud, when it came to musical soundtracks for many of his movies. But several British composers have been entrusted with creating new orchestral scores for rarely seen, silent Hitchcock films that the British Film Institute is restoring for exhibition at the London 2012 Festival.

Among the composers is Nitin Sawhney, a producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and orchestral composer who has become a cultural force for his collaborations with many renowned figures in contemporary culture, among them Paul McCartney, Sting, The London Symphony Orchestra, Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor, Jeff Beck, Shakira, and Cirque Du Soleil. He will compose music for Hitchcock’s first suspense thriller, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, from 1926, which the London Symphony Orchestra will perform, reports the BBC.

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