Blackmail!

The JWO is proud to announce its new project. We have been commissioned by Postland to create a new soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1927 thriller ‘Blackmail’. We will be performing the soundtrack at a lot of venues in The Netherlands and abroad, including a premiere at Leiden International Film Festival, EYE Amsterdam, Lantaren Venster Rotterdam, Filmhuis Den Haag, De Veereniging Nijmegen, Hoge Woerd Utrecht, Melkweg Amsterdam, Goede Rede Almere, Film by the Seas Vlissingen, Lingefilm Geldermalsen, Casa da Musica Porto and many others. We’ll be updating the site soon with dates.

Blackmail was Hitchcock’s final silent film and also his first sound film, and it is without doubt one of the first truly ‘Hitchcockian’ movies. Click here for more info about the movie and the project.

Postland is Utrecht’s new music collective: a select group of some of The Netherland’s best contemporary players, that chooses its own projects and tries to find new ways to mix musical genres and styles. For the JWO the opportunity to work with great players who are open to any kind of ideas ,and to let them loose on a Hitchcock film, is a dream come true!

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