“Is that your wife? What a lovely neck!” -Count Orlok, the vampire
Who could get away with such an awkward line? Only Count Orlok, the world’s first and creepiest cinematic vampire. Max Shreck’s portrayal of this arch-vampire in the 1922 silent-film Nosferatu has achieved the status of legend. In October of 2012, for your listening pleasure as you travel into the ethereal Transylvanian mountains, you can experience the full horror of the film with a live quintet of Klezmorim as they blend a haunting tapestry of Klezmer motifs, Gypsy grooves, avant-garde textures, and classic horror effects.
Boston composer Brendan Cooney has written an original score for the film to be performed live by a quintet of some of finest musicians from the Klezmer, Balkan, jazz, tango, and classical scenes of both the Boston and Philadelphia areas.
Film-buffs love Nosferatu. Vampire fans love Nosferatu. German history-buffs love it. With Cooneyʼs score the Nosferatu project appeals to fans of Klezmer and Eastern European music. There are ample opportunities for tie-ins with film, music and history departments. The band also offers workshops on Klezmer music and film scoring (click here for more info).
Brendan Cooney – piano, banjo
Larry Goldfinger - clarinet
Shinjoo Cho – Accordion
Ken Hiatt - Accordion
Carlos Santiago – violin
Chris Coyle – upright bass
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- October 19, 2012
The Nosferatu 2012 tour will now commence.
See sidebar for tour dates/times/tickets.