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To mark the release of Nitin Sawhney’s brand new score for Alfred Hitchcock silent classic “The Lodger”, out 23rd July 2012, we’ve been given a limited edition poster marking Nitin’s one off performance with the BFI of The Lodger, with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, on Saturday 21st July.
Commissioned by Network Releasing in partnership with the BFI, multi-award winning composer Nitin Sawhney‘s brand new classical score for the Alfred Hitchcock silent classic “The Lodger” will be performed live alongside the film by the London Symphony Orchestra and Nitin Sawhney Band at –WHEREVER-
The Lodger is a suspense thriller shot against a backdrop of a fog-shrouded London, and features matinee idol of the day Ivor Novello in the title role.
Sawhney’s output as a musician is astonishing. He has scored for and performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, and collaborated with and written for the likes of Paul McCartney, Sting and Brian Eno, but also Taio Cruz, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, and Ellie Goulding. Talking about the score Sawhney says, ““I always hoped to follow in the footsteps of the great Hitchcock composer, Bernard Hermann. He has been one of my major heroes and influences since I was a kid. What I find amusing is that, since I am scoring a silent Hitchcock film from 1927, Bernard Hermann will now posthumously follow in my footsteps instead! As a long serving judge for the Ivor Novello awards I was delighted to be scoring the one Hitchcock film that features Ivor Novello himself. A film that has all the earmarks of a genius director making his first foray into the world of suspense, this is a gift to score and I am enjoying the process more than I even imagined. I can’t wait to hear the London Symphony Orchestra play it.
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