Mira Calix is performing a live score to Alfred Hitchcock's film Champagne as part of the BFI's Genius Of Hitchcock season, which runs from June to October this year. Calix was commissioned by the BFI to write a score to the 1928 silent film, which she says is currently in the writing stages and is for six instrumentalists and three vocalists. It will be performed by Calix and the other vocalists, with multi-tracked instrumentation.
Mira Calix will perform her score for Champagne on 27 September at the BFI in London. Another of Hitchcock's silent films, Blackmail, will be scored by Neil Brand, and performed outside the British Museum on 6 July. More details here.