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Interview: Alex Hogg of Minima on scoring The Cabinet of Dr Caligari | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Alex Hogg of Minima on scoring The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Interview: Alex Hogg of Minima on scoring The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The sound of silents: finding the music for a creepy classic

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Before Shutter Island - long, long before - there was The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. First released in 1920, Robert Wiene's hallucinogenic film descends, like that of Martin Scorsese who cites it as a major influence, into the creepy shadowlands between sanity and madness. This spring Caligari goes on national tour (details below) spruced up with a musical accompaniment by Minima, a four-strong rock group which specialises in supplying the sound for silents. The group consists of drums (Mick Frangou), bass (Andy Taylor), cello (Greg Hall) and guitar (Alex Hogg). Here, Hogg talks about Minima's work in a Q&A followed by a mini-masterclass on scoring a key scene from the movie.

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