‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ featuring Tom Teasley
Award-winning percussionist and internationally acclaimed musician Tom Teasley performs an original live score to accompany the legendary 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Teasley's soundtrack layers all manner of percussion and unusual instruments with digital technology, heightening the dramatic moments and action of the film and taking cues from its pioneering and bold visual style. The performance is part of Teasley's 2-day residency at the college and follows an evening concert, Drumming Through Cultures and Time.
Considered the first true horror film and one of the most famous examples of the German Expressionist movement, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the story of a deranged doctor who utilizes his position of power in order to commit various atrocities throughout early 20th century Germany. As the story of Dr. Caligari's mad intentions are revealed, look for an unexpected twist.
"...less a traditional soundtrack, and more an unsettling soundscape that unnerves and disorients the viewer." – Mike Bevel, DC Metro Theater Arts
Please note: Seating is limited to 100 patrons (20% capacity) to allow for the strict observation of social distancing protocols. PVCC policy requires masks/face coverings to be worn at all times. More information will be provided at the time of ticket purchase about new procedures intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.