In collaboration with Filmspot, Scalarama and Bang & Olufsen of Brighton & Hove, Partial Facsimile got a tremendously warm response to our re-developed soundtrack to the first horror film created; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Redoubt Fortress 26.09.14.
The score was semi-improvised and projected in 5.1 surround sound using the Beolab 14 home cinema system. The crystal clear sound of the backing-track coupled with the responsive tones of double bass, manipulated vocals, guitars and keyboard, ensured the sold out audience of 80 attendees were pinned to their seats for the entire screening. Below one can see the images captured by Kat Kaummanz, from the set up through till the end of the performance that left both the audience and the performers equally as inquisitive about decisions made of wall placement between the inside and outside of mental asylums, as Robert Wiene portrayed in this 1920 expressionist masterpiece.
The audio will be made available soon in both surround sound and stereo. Date for this is yet to be confirmed. Until then, other works of ours can be experienced on this web site and our SoundCloud.
We will screen this film again in January at venues both in Brighton and Portsmouth so keep your eyes peeled for updates on this site and our Twitter @PFacsimile
Film Spot set up and ready for a haunting evening at the old fortress in Eastbourne.
We set our equipment up in one of the casements.
Rob Cunningham and Rachel Hunter from Film Spot installing their projector.
Laila Hansen of Partial Facsimile wires up the B&O Beolab 14 system.
The show was in 5.1 surround sound with one computer controlling the live outputs one recording the show.
Guitarist Steve Verdin (Francis) and vocalist Ben Baxter (Dr Caligari) of Partial Facsimile working on Steve’s guitar set up.
Double bass player Andrew Booth (Cesare) of Partial Facsimile setting up his bass head in the “cabinet” he was allocated for the evening.
Audience settling in with reading material from both Scalarama and Bang & Olufsen.
The lights are about to go down and Andy has got his make up on..
…ready for an hour and fifteen minutes in the red cabinet.
The show could now begin. Ben seen with his top-hat improvising vocally using two different mic set ups.
A shimmer onto the stunning Danish design of the Bang & Olufsen satellite speaker.
The audience were every musician’s dream; one could hear a pin drop!
Steve hastily takes his jacket off after the show in order to step out of his Frances character….
…Laila on the other hand remains as Jane Olsen for a few more moments.