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Daniloff Productions and Nocturne proudly present:
SEVERIN'S MUSIC FOR SILENTS 3 - A Live Musical Original Score to Carl
Theodor Dreyer's 1932 Silent Horror Masterpiece VAMPYR
on from his 30 date Blood of a Poet UK tour in the winter of 2010,
Steven Severin returns to give audiences a rare opportunity to hear his
new score for Vampyr, the third in Severin's ongoing film accompaniment
series - Music For Silents.
Live in person, acclaimed solo artist
and founder member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin
presents a mesmerising synthesis of sound and image, heightening
appreciation of the surreal and enigmatic nature of the original work.
Vampyr, Carl Theodor Dreyer's unsettling tale of fear and obsession
finds its aural counterpart in Severin's suitably textured score, a
synthesised, highly atmospheric soundscape drawing the viewer
rhythmically into the oneiric imagery on screen.
reign, Siouxsie & the Banshees established themselves as one of the
foremost alternative artists and the only survivors of the London punk
scene to evolve, innovate and succeed until their final demise in 2002.
Severin has since committed himself almost exclusively to scoring for
film & TV.
Since 2008 Severin has been performing live
electronic accompaniment to silent films, startling audiences across the
globe who have now come to expect the unexpected from the man who has
crossed paths with such diverse luminaries as John Cale, Alan Moore,
Lydia Lunch, Marc Almond, Merc Cunningham, Robert Smith and the Tiger
Loosely based on Sheridan Le Fanu's genre-defining, 1872
vampire tale, Carmilla (which preceded Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25
years), Vampyr follows the fortunes of Allan Gray, a young student of
the occult, who takes rooms at a village inn, little realising that the
region is cursed by vampires. In the dead of night, Gray receives a
mysterious nocturnal visitor, who leaves behind a package labelled 'To
be opened after my death' – and from that moment on, events take ever
darker, weirder turns. Shot with a silent film aesthetic despite being
within the sound era (and a year after Lugosi starred in Universal's
Dracula), Vampyr is an alternative take on the cinematic vampire,
creating an intense, nightmarish atmosphere that haunts the mind long
after the lights go up.
w/ special guests
KALTE - http://www.kaltemusic.com/
@ Nocturne - 550 Queen St. West - www.nocturneclub.com
Tickets $20 advance
$25 at the door
Eyesore Cinema - 801 Queen St. West
The Rustic Owl Cafe - 993 Bloor St. West
Nocturne - 550 Queen St. West