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Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, Directed by F.W. Murnau, 1922 Organ accompaniment by Peter Krasinski – Byron Coley once admonished Janet Beveridge Bean and Catherine Ann Irwin of Freakwater to “take a fuckload of hallucinogens and improvise a new soundtrack to Zabriske Point”. As far as I know, that never happened. But something almost as sublime did come to pass on Halloween Night at University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium, in Philadelphia. Those few hundred people who gathered there on that dark blue evening to watch a screening of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 German Expressionist silent masterstroke, Nosferatu, were also impressed by the live soundtrack as played by organist Peter Krasinski. The history of Nosferatu’s … [Read more...]