Halloween is almost here, ghosts and goblins, and with that comes a special event at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin - local composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds, who worked with filmmakers duch as Richard Linklater, will be bringing his score to the classic Murnau silent film NOSFERATU on October 30, this Sunday. Here's a taste of what we're getting:
It's going to be a lot of fun, and tickets are available here at South Lamar for both 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. The music will be played live by Reynolds and the Golden Arm Trio. Here's more information about Graham Reynolds:
Austin, Texas based composer-bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater to DJ Spooky to the Austin Symphony Orchestra. As bandleader of the jazz-based but far reaching Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds has repeatedly toured the country and released three critically acclaimed albums. As Co-Artistic Director of Golden Hornet Project with Peter Stopschinski, Reynolds has produced more than fifty concerts of world-premier alt-classical music by more than sixty composers, as well as five symphonies, two concertos and countless chamber pieces of his own. Reynolds music has been heard through-out the world on TV, on stage, in films, and on radio, from HBO to Showtime, Cannes Film Festival to the Kennedy Center, and BBC to NPR. His score to the 2006 Robert Downey, Jr. feature "A Scanner Darkly" was named Best Soundtrack of the Decade by Cinema Retro magazine. His awards include the Lowe Music Theater Award, four Austin Critic’s Table awards, the John Bustin Award, an Amp Award, five Austin Chronicle Best Composer wins, a B. Iden Payne Award, Meet the Composer and Map grants, as well as support from the National Endowment for the Arts for several projects.
This sounds incredible, and I wish I could be there to see it, you lucky Austin so-and-sos. Seeing NOSFERATU on the big screen, with live music, is going to be an amazing experience.