Presented by Constellation Theatre Company
Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 10 at 8:00 PM
Friday, August 11 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 12 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 at 3:00 PM
Constellation Theatre’s presentation of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari will be an immersive event for audiences as well as a showcase for the talents of internationally acclaimed musician Tom Teasley.
Combining ancient instruments with digital technology, Teasley’s original score will interplay with the film and its bold visual style. For the first time, Teasley will use an electronic analog synthesis reminiscent of twentieth-centry French composer Edgar Varese, also known as “The Father of Electronic Music.”
Teasley will also reflect the angular optics of the film using odd meter and additive rhythms inspired by both Igor Stravinsky and Middle Eastern traditions. Lastly, in keeping with Tom’s interest in current sounds, he will borrow contemporary urban rhythmic language from fellow Washington D.C. native DJ Spooky, who has also created an alternative score to the film.
A dangerous hypnotist uses a sleepwalker to commit murder in this quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema. Set in a jagged urban landscape and told with iconic visual style, this horror film reveals the fine line between sanity and madness. Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley returns for a third time to create a powerful live underscore for Constellation’s silent film series.