Once again, we’ve teamed up with the wonderful silent film pianist Paul Shallcross to mine the seemingly inexhaustible realms of Silent Horror to produce a programme featuring the best of the malevolent and macabre from early cinema. Each of the four films will be accompanied on the piano by Paul whose scores have been specially written for Abertoir. As usual Paul will give illustrated introductions to the films and these will include some of the unintended and amusing happenings which escaped the directorial eye. This will be the first time in the world that Silent Short Vol IV will be presented!
The commission of these scores was made possible in part by a generous donation by “The Mecca Tea & Coffee Merchants”, Aberystwyth.