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19th November: ALBUM LAUNCH!

Switched-on Playford II will be launched with a concert at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Tickets are free but limited – book online here.

Welcome to the website of Chris Green – a musician and composer based on Coventry, England.

Silent Cinema

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed by the composer and combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Made in the aftermath of the First World War, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) is the quintessential German Expressionist film masterpiece. Robert Wiene’s distorted sets, sinister shadows and unnerving characters creating a paranoid, unreal world at a time of despair throughout Europe.

Chris Green's new score is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed live by the composer.

2024 live dates

DATEFILMTOWNVENUE
9th OctoberNosferatuBISHOPS STORTFORDSouth Mill Arts
0th OctoberThe Cabinet of Dr CaligariYEOVILSherborne Girls School
11th OctoberNosferatunr BRISTOLWinterbourne Barn
31st OctoberNosferatuWHITEHAVENRose Theatre
1st NovemberNosferatuMILLOMBeggars’ Theatre
2nd NovemberNosferatuOLDHAMPlayhouse 2
5th NovemberNosferatuPOCKLINGTONArts Centre
6th NovemberNosferatuBARTON-on-HUMBERThe Ropewalk
7th NovemberThe Cabinet of Dr CaligariYORKTheatre @41

A short extract from Nosferatu:

A short extract from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari:

 

Projects

GreenMatthews
Duo touring original musical shows in the UK and Europe

The Warleggan Village Band
18th-century English country dance band as seen on BBC TV’s Poldark

Music

A selection of various commissions created for clients in film, TV and other media. I offer a bespoke composition service at very competitive rates.

I have a well-equipped home studio and offer a complete package from composition to arrangement and recording. I play a variety of acoustic instruments and have a wide range of musician friends to call if session work is required. I also have an excellent range of sample libraries including Spitfire Audio’s remarkable BBC Symphony Orchestra as well Arturia’s classic synth recreations V Collection.

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