Join The Cabinet of Living Cinema for a chilling performance of F.W Murnau’s classic Dracula film, Nosferatu. Nosferatu is brought to life through the live score and the interactive playful nature as the film inspires timbre, harmony and texture.
The Nosferatu score by the Cabinet uses a range of voices– harp, guitar, viola, clarinet and percussion – to reflect the film’s pioneering expressionism, its fascination with wilderness and Ruinenlust (ruin lust) and its plague fixation, placing it in the years following the Spanish flu pandemic. Glissandos and soaring vocal lines underscore Murnau’s celebrated shots of mountains, rolling waves and billowing fabric, while Spaghetti Western guitar carries Hutter’s carriage on its dream-journey to the “land of the phantoms”. On reaching the castle, solo harp assumes Orlok’s unearthly shapes and shadows: his verminous hands, the chimes of his skeleton clock, the coffin-like arches and vertiginous staircases.