Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wurlitza plays live soundtrack to Louise Brooks' film Diary of a Lost Girl

Wurlitza, a five piece band from South East Cornwall in England who have been specializing in adding live soundtracks to silent films since 2006, will be playing their live soundtrack to the Louise Brooks' film Diary of a Lost Girl in Yelverton Village Hall, Devon, England on Sunday, July 26th.

The group will also be performing their live soundtrack on other dates later in the year including Thursday, July 30th at the Port Eliot Festival and possibly on Friday, November 6th  at the Newnham on Severn Film Club. More about the band and their music can be found on their website at

From the Wurlitza website: "Two years in the making is Wurlitza’s soundtrack for GW Pabst’s 1929 movie Diary of a Lost Girl. Fast moving and at times shocking, Diary of a Lost Girl traces the story of Thymian, played by the mesmerising screen idol Louise Brooks, as her life yoyos between episodes of lightness and innocence, darkness and despair. Moments of great comedy involve life in a reform school for fallen girls headed by a villainous nun, and a modern dance lesson with an incompetent buffoon. This gripping film defies convention, confounding expectations as joy and compassion are found in the most unlikely places. Repertoire for the soundtrack of Diary of a Lost Girl includes music by Jango Reinhardt, Fun Boy Three, Portishead, Wire, Chopin, Leonard Cohen, Madonna and Grace Jones. "

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