Established in 2015, The Shadow Ensemble seeks to recreate the textures, sounds and ambience of early silent film scores using a combination of acoustic instruments, vintage electronic hardware and a variety of sonic novelties. Dabbling in both convention and experimentation, The Shadow Ensemble's scores are a blend of "old" and "new", creating a compelling, constantly evolving sound world.
Specializing in early horror / suspense / science fiction, The Shadow Ensemble's performances find inspiration in the improvisational and experimental soundcraft of early silent film organists.
The ensemble creates their original scores in real-time, resulting in unique, one-of-a-kind performances which serve as direct, organic responses to the films themselves. To date, the ensemble has performed at a variety of venues across the Midwest, including the University of Tulsa (Tulsa OK), the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas TX), Low Key Arts (Hot Springs AR) as part of the annual "Arts in the Park" festival, and the City Performing Arts Center (Eureka Springs).
The Shadow Ensemble is:
Ryan Cockerham (conductor, violin, synthesizer) and Jordan Seres (keyboard, synthesizer, vox).