Podcast about the sounds of silents

An excellent podcast about music for silent films. Eric Dienstfrey talks with Rick Altman. Nice introduction mentioning our research:



Silent Film Music: A Bibliography

A Bibliography compiled by Hans Jürgen Wulff and myself was published. You can download the pdf for free here:


Filme als Cue Sheets erschienen

Die Kieler Beiträge sind soeben erschienen und beinhalten den Artikel „Filme als Cue Sheets“ von Claus Tieber und Filmmusikquellen in der Fachzeitschrift Moving Picture Word von Anna Katharina Windisch.

Silent Film Sound: The Program

Here’s the program of the upcoming conference in Kiel on 22 and 23.2.2013:program1

New book out: The Sounds of Silents in Britain


An exciting new book about the sonic dimensions of silent film exhibition in Britain has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Authors: Julie Brown, Annette Davison

For more information: The Sounds of Silents in Britain

International Conference: „Silent Film Sound: History, Theory & Practice“, CAU Kiel, Germany 2013

Updates on the upcoming conference can be found here:

Silent Film Sound: History, Theory & Practice

Music and the Moving Image NYC – Tagungsbericht

Anna Windisch hat auf der Website der Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft einen Tagungsbericht zum Kongress Music and the Moving Image veröffentlicht, der jährlich in New York stattfindenden Tagung zur Film- und Medienmusik.

Silent Film Sound: Conference Language will be English

Due to the amount of international presenters the conference language will be English. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and look forward to further proposals until October 15th.

Silent Cinema Musicans

An interesting article appeared in the San Franscico Classical Voice: pianist Stephen Horns talks about his experiences in years of accompanying silent films.

CfP: Silent Film Sound Deadline: October 15

We apologize for an error that occured in some of the communicated calls for the Kiel conference about Silent Film Sound. The deadline for proposals is not June 30, but October 15.