Nosferatu with a live score at PhilaMOCA

Not-So-Silent Cinema bring their original live score for F.W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU to PhilaMOCA this Halloween season.

“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.

Former Philly-based composer Brendan Cooney (West Philadelphia Orchestra, Rhinoceri Trio) has written an original score for the film to be performed live by a quintet of some of the finest musicians from the Klezmer, Balkan, jazz, tango, and classical scenes of both the Boston and Philadelphia areas.

There will be three complete screenings/performances at PhilaMOCA:

Friday, October 19, Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
Friday, October 19, Doors at 9:15pm, Show at 9:45pm
Sunday, October 21, Doors at 3:30pm, Show at 4:00pm

$10 advance (available here), $12 at the door.

Official site.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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