As winter draws in and with it the darkness, we have a very special treat for fans of classic horror. We are screening the classic 1922 film Nosferatu over two nights with a live original score performed by local alt-folk band GreenBird. Join us and be terrified by one of the all-time silent movie classics!
GreenBird use piano, fiddle and voice along with some flute, looped percussion, and sound effects that they create in real-time. The eerie atmosphere of this movie inspired Mark, Cliodhna, and Mandi to create music that can at times be a bit scary, but the result is beautiful, accessible, and great fun. They have performed soundtracks to other silent films in the past few years, including twice at the Blackrock film festival in Louth and also previously in the Dock.
"Its hard to categorize this music but we feel it is true to the tradition of musical accompaniment to silent films and also to our own diverse backgrounds in many different music including folk and jazz. Its a great film and we try to ensure that the music score matches up with the on screen action which is always at the centre of things. There are also many improvised elements in the performance which ensure that each performance will be unique, enjoyable and hopefully memorable."
Supported by The Arts Council Faoin Spéir/In The Open initiative