Nosferatu 2011 (with original live score performed by Klezmorim!)
October 28 - September 21, 2011
This October Brendan Cooney takes his original score to the classic 1922 vampire film Nosferatu on the road. Nosferatu still stands the test of time, with brilliant camera work, stunning sets and locations, and lots of old-school horror camp. It tells the story of Hutter, a German man who travels deep into the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania to visit the castle of Count Orluk, a “nosferatu” (apparently they couldn’t get the rights to “Dracula” or “vampire”).Cooney’s original score is heavy in gypsy and klezmer motifs, giving the score a distinctive old-fashioned Eastern European sound. It also makes wide use of dramatic horror-camp effects, avant-garde improvisatory vocabulary, and classical idioms. Scored for clarinet, violin, accordion, piano and bass, it is an experience not to be missed.