Our cultural partner the Goethe-Institut presents important positions, ideas and arts practices of the contemporary German and European culture scenes to Australians. During DESIGN Canberra the Goethe-Institut will present to our viewers a unique opportunity to watch — NOSFERATU — often cited as the world’s first vampire film.
Released in 1922 by legendary German filmmaker F.W. Murnau, the movie is an expressionist adaptation of Bram Stoker’s original Dracula story. The silent masterpiece has inspired not only legions of filmmakers but also many composers. To this day the film is highly regarded, holding its IMDB rating at 97% and appearing in many best-of lists.
Silent Film with Live Soundtrack
Sydney’s premier contemporary chamber group Ensemble Offspring will team up with Perth-based composer Christopher Tonkin for a brand new interpretation of the silent film classic Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror (1921).
Ensemble Offspring is an internationally renowned new music ensemble based in Sydney. The group of virtuoso musicians has performed worldwide and received many awards. For this project, they will team up with Western Australian composer Christopher Tonkin who teaches at the UWA Conservatorium of Music in Perth and specialises in electronic music and sound installation.
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