Born and bred in east London – the home of the Olympic Park – Alfred Hitchcock is widely regarded as one of the best film directors of all time.
In a series of unique one-off events, his silent films will be accompanied by original orchestral scores from British musical talent.
The first of the events announced will see songwriter and composer Nitin Sawhney pen a new score for 'The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog' (1926).
Elsewhere, young composer Daniel Cohen will undertake a new score for Hitchcock's first film as a director, 'The Pleasure Garden' (1925). Innovative composer Tansy Davies has also been commissioned to write a score as part of the ground-breaking programme.
Cultural Olympiad Director Ruth Mackenzie said: ‘I’m delighted that the BFI are developing an ambitious programme for the London 2012 Festival and that one of the world’s best loved film makers will be celebrated in the Olympic and Paralympic year.’