Alfred Hitchcock – still Leytonstone’s greatest export (apologies, Damon Albarn) – is currently getting the bonanza retrospective treatment.

At this moment, the British Film Institute are overseeing the Genius Of Hitchcock season. As well as giving all of Hitchcock’s major and minor works an airing, the BFI have commissioned a pair of new scores for two of Hitchcock’s greatest silent films.

Emotionally fraught boxing flick The Ring (1927) will get a new soundtrack from saxophonist/rapper/Moira Stuart collaborator Soweto Kinch. The one-time Mercury nominee will premiere his score with his band at the Hackney Empire on Friday July 13. On July 21, meanwhile, the London Symphony Orchestra and unspecified guests will perform Nitin Sawhney’s score for proto-thriller The Lodger.

Kinch’s performance will be streamed live over at The Space. Both films themselves have been freshly restored, with the latter getting a nationwide run from August 10. Head to the BFI site for more information [via The Quietus]



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