NOSFERATU2012, the original Vampire silent-film classic with a new ORIGINAL SCORE
“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. They are now booking performances for their 2012 Halloween tour.
Film-buffs love Nosferatu. Vampire fans love Nosferatu. German history-buffs love it. With Cooneyʼs score the Nosferatu2012 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).
(For a longer clip from a 2011 show at the Armory in Sommerville MA click HERE)
Brendan Cooney – piano, banjo
Larry Goldfinger - clarinet
Shinjoo Cho – Accordion
Ken Hiatt - Accordion
Carlos Santiago – violin
Chris Coyle – upright bass
- November 5, 2012
There’s the band looking cool and aloof at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, the first stop in our 2012 Hallo [...]
- October 19, 2012
The Nosferatu 2012 tour will now commence.
See sidebar for tour dates/times/tickets.
- December 3, 2011
We are now booking our Halloween 2012 tour of Brendan Cooney’s avant-Klezmer score to Nosferatu. See the Nosferatu page for [...]
- December 2, 2011
The Nosferatu2011 tour was a great success with big crowds in Boston, Philly and Portland and some dazzling magic from the band.