HarmonieBand is a six-piece ensemble of multi-instrumentalists specialising

in presenting especially composed scores for silent film

2016 Autumn dates for Murnau's 'Nosferatu' (2013 Restoration)

NB Check websites for times

25th October Derby Quad 7.30

30th October HOME Manchester 1.30pm

29th November Colchester Art Centre 7.30

4th December Barbican Cinema 3.30pm


This film marked the first appearance on screen of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and remains arguably the eeriest and most magical of the many film versions of this famous supernatural tale. Murnau’s use of real locations instead of stylized studio sets to create atmosphere, his deployment of special effects such as negative exposure and fast-speed motion to suggest a ghostly ride, and his casting of Max Schreck as the gaunt, spectral figure of Dracula make this one of the director’s most formally innovative works. Paul Robinson’s beguiling score is performed by the three piece and the six piece HarmonieBand , featuring a delightful mixture of styles underpinned by cabaret sounds, American Minimalism and nods to the work of Kurt Weill

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