Vampyr (Dir. Carl Dreyer, Germany 1932, 70 mins)
Meshes of the Afternoon (Dir. Maya Deren. USA 1943, 14 mins)
Experience an ethereal evening of film and music with seriously gothic undertones, as pianist and composer Hauschka presents an improvised soundtrack to Carl Dreyer’s surrealist horror classic, Vampyr, deemed by Hitchcock to be ‘the only film worth watching twice’.
A master of ‘prepared piano’, Hauschka entrances audiences across the globe with the shifting sonic landscapes created by placing objects on the strings and hammers of the instrument to modify its sounds.
Embrace the surrealist spirit beforehand with Maya Deren’s landmark 1943 short film, Meshes of the Afternoon, accompanied live by British singer and musician, Seaming To, recently hailed as the “voice of the 21st century” by Radio 1.
‘The sounds that Volker Bertelmann [Hauschka] creates with(in) a piano are nothing short of astonishing… a triumph’ Mojo ****