The thought of putting music to a 1920s film might sound a little bizarre at first but it’s exactly what’s going on thanks to The Space website.
Creators of the website have gotten together with the Arts Council and the BBC and created the project to put music to an old film.
The film is not just any film either. It’s a beautiful snapshot into London life in the 1920s contrasted between the dirt and grime of the city’s streets with pictures of beautiful flowers – to signify hope.
It’s being put up on The Space website from February 7th and users will be able to choose their own sound effects, thanks to the BBC’s New Radiophonic Workshop.
The film, Flowers of London, is one of six in the Wonderful London series which has been restored by the BFI National Archive.
“We believe that sound is as important as the image,” Peter Maniura, curator for The Space, told the BBC.
“Flowers of London is particularly special as it allows the audience to control their listening experience – tailoring music, narrative and effects to build their own soundtrack,” he added.