Machinefabriek meets F.W. Murnau | Rotterdam

Nosf3
Wed May 11 – 8:00PM -- 9:30PM

Where: Lantaarn Venster


Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens 
(Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror)

| Dir F.W. Murnau | Germany | 1922 | 93 min |

An iconic film of the German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies, F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt — and, indeed, terrify — modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a simple real-estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania. There he encounters the otherworldly Count Orlok, who soon after embarks upon a cross-continental voyage to take up residence in a distant new land… and establish his ambiguous dominion. With Nosferatu Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply-rooted qualities of a waking nightmare and launched the signature "Murnau-style" that would radically change cinema history.

Rutger Zuydervelt (Rotterdam, NL) started releasing and performing as Machinefabriek in 2004. Since then, he released numerous CDs and LPs, either by himself, or at labels such as 12K, Type, Staalplaat, Dekorder, Experimedia, Cold Spring, Root Strata, Digitalis and Spekk. Also working as a frequent collaborator, he made music with Peter Broderick, Stephen Vitiello, Aaron Martin, Richard Skelton, Steinbrüchel and Andrea Belfi, amongst others. Machinefabriek has produced (live and/or recorded) soundtracks for (experimental) films by Makino Takashi, Paul Clipson, John Price and Jim Jennings.