This might be old news by now but…
Wonderful music for a wonderful movie.
“Re-issued after 6 years, the jewel in the crown to many fans, The Cinematic Orchestra‘s ‘Man With A Movie Camera‘ is now available to buy on DVD from the Ninjashop and Amazon UK. The video download is released on 2nd November 2009.
J Swinscoe’s The Cinematic Orchestra have been described as “classy and cerebral, but atmospheric and soulful too” (NME). They are one of the few bands of the last few years to successfully fuse contemporary studio production techniques with fantastic live playing, their take on jazz and film soundtracks fused together with a thoroughly modern sampler-generation attitude.
In late 1999, Swinscoe was asked by the organisers of the Porto European City of Culture 2000 if the band wanted to score a soundtrack to a silent movie to open the celebrations. It seemed a perfect opportunity to expand the ideas of TCO into the world which had given them their name. But the difference was this was for a one off live performance. The film was Dziga Vertov‘s ‘Man With A Movie Camera’, a 1929 early documentary cinema film from the Soviet Union. The performance in a old theatre space in Porto ended with a standing ovation of 3,500 people. Since that evening TCO have performed the score live at film festivals from Turkey to Scotland.”