Miles & Karina have been composing original scores to play with silent films since 2008.


Here is info on each of the films:

See the calendar page for performance schedule.

Our first score, commissioned by The Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in 2008, is for the film “The Adventures of Prince Achmed by film maker Lotte Reiniger from 1926. It is the oldest existing feature-length, animated film and is done in the silhouette technique using paper and scissors. Each frame is a work of art. 66 mins.

We use accordion, guitar, banjo, viola, glockenspiel and percussion in this score.  We toured with this film 2009 - 2012 and still perform it yearly. Here’s our Achmed page:

Our second score, commissioned by the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) in 2013 for its ‘Hitchcock 9’ series, is

The Pleasure Garden by Alfred Hitchcock from 1925.

It is the first of 10 silent films made by Hitchcock in the silent era - lost to time and restored by The British Film Institute in 2013. 75 mins. We use ukulele, accordion, violin, toy piano and kazoo in this score. ‘Hitchcock 9’ KCTS 9 documentary.

Our third score, commissioned by SIFF in 2013 for its ‘Hitchcock 9’ series, is “Easy Virtue by Alfred Hitchcock from 1928. It is the 8th of 10 silent films made by Hitchcock in the silent era - lost to time and restored by The British Film Institute in 2013. 70 mins. We use ukulele, accordion, guitar, violin, and kazoo in this score.

Our fourth score, commissioned by NWFF in 2013 for its 2014 Children’s Film Festival, is Lotte Reiniger’s “Doctor Dolittle from 1928. 20 mins. We use accordion, guitar, violin, bells and glockenspiel in this score.

Our fifth score, commissioned by NWFF in 2013 for its 2014 Children’s Film Festival, is Lotte Reiniger’s “Sleeping Beauty from 1928. 10 mins. We use accordion, guitar, violin and glockenspiel in this score.

Our sixth and seventh scores, commissioned by NWFF in 2013 for its 2014 Children’s Film Festival, are Lotte Reiniger’s 5- minute commercials “Postal Savings Bank and “The Marquise’s Secret.

We use accordion, guitar, violin and glockenspiel in these scores.

Our eighth score, commissioned by NWFF in 2014 for its 2015 Children’s Film Festival, is Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill Jr. from 1928. 69 mins. We use accordion, guitar, banjo, viola, ukulele, kazoos and glockenspiel in this score.