October 20, 2023
Show Time: 7:00 pm
Join the Embassy as we present a melodious spooky experience this Fright Night weekend! Masterful organist Dennis James accompanies the film Noseratu on the incomparable Grande Page pipe organ.
A little about the film: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is a 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film directed by F. W. Murnau and starring Max Schreck as Count Orlok, a vampire who preys on the wife (Greta Schröder) of his estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim) and brings the plague to their town. Nosferatu is known as an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula.
A little about Dennis James: Dennis James has over 50 years’ experience as a performing and recording musician with an international career as historical multi-instrumentalist (Armonica, Seraphim, Glass-cord, Cristal d’ Baschet, Bouteillophone, Grand Harmonicon, Theremin, Ondes Martenot, Orphika, Clavichord, Vielle a roué, Ottavino Spinettina), concert organist (recitalist, theatrical, liturgical) and period-authentic silent film scorings preservationist as a performer, arranger, transcriber, restorer as well as an ensemble soloist with chamber, major symphonic and opera companies.
Dennis specializes in presenting a diverse repertoire for niche programming, while restoring and/or replicating unusual and obsolete historical musical instruments enabling their repertoire to be heard again. He maintains contingent interests in historical popular cultural artifact preservation and reuse plus is continually active encouraging studies towards modern-day reuse of hitherto forgotten elements of past popular, theatrical and world-music cultures.