'Breathing new life into old film'

Re:Score Life


Re:Score showcases a diverse collective of independent musical artists who have scored original compositions and fresh soundtracks to seemingly forgotten archive film footage.

Commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust and originally presented at The Awakening March 2022, its initial creation was a way of driving audiences to significant cultural landmarks within the city of Hull as part of an outdoor cinema experience. Beautifully using the environment and the historic buildings that line the streets by projecting on to them at night, Re:Score allowed the audience to connect with warm, nostalgic footage from the past with a reimagined, bespoke musical soundtrack.

Produced by The Broken Orchestra and in association with Yorkshire Film Archive, Re:Score is the coming together of a diverse range of musical artists, to create original compositions that sit alongside culturally important archive films. What is achieved can be enjoyed as a stand alone, part of a larger collection or be displayed and projected as part of a festival, commission or larger event for a truly unique, romantic and sentimental experience for the audience.

'A Family Affair' 1960



'Springtime in and English Village' 1944

Law Holt


'Morn till Midnight' 1932

The Broken Orchestra


'Walton Street' 1963

Low Hummer


'Stirling Ash' 1975

Katie Spencer


'Hull Street Scenes' 1954

Wai Wan