Silent Live




SILENT LIVE performs live free improvisations with silent movies. After their first pilot performance in 2014 they decided instantly to continue their collaboration.

Bert Lochs - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, EWI & EFX
Frido ter Beek - Soprano & Alto Saxophone & EFX
Jasper Somsen - Double Bass

The sound of the three acoustic instruments mixed with electronic soundscapes makes the music of SILENT LIVE a versatile, varied and unique audio experience, which effects the movie from unexpected angles. Frido ter Beek and Jasper Somsen are renowned for their live performances with silent movies. For more than 15 years both musicians performed with a.o. Film Orchestra The Sprockets in a.o. The Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Italy. They can be heard on several DVD productions. Bert Lochs is a frequent invitee, by the EYE Film Museum (Amsterdam), to perform at the their successfull cinema-concert series. Seemingly effortless the music of SILENT LIVE crosses the fine lines between Jazz, Classical and World Music.

Live performances o.a.: Microcosmos (1996), The Artist (2011), Red Turtle (2016), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) and several old French movies from the silent film era.

Thu. March 15 - Heerenstraat Theater, Wageningen (NL)
Sun. March 19 - EYE film museum, Amsterdam (NL)
Fri. June 30 - Trianon, Leiden (NL)
Sun. July 2  - Heerenstraat Theater, Wageningen (NL)



Photo Jasper: Evert-Jan Hielema