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Silent Score

By Jennifer Leigh

Back in the silent era, films were accompanied by a live orchestra. It was like a two-for-one show—live music and visual effects.

As a throwback, and at the request of fans, Austin-based band Invincible Czars will be performing their original score alongside the 1922 German silent film “Nosferatu” at Treehouse Cinema for a one-night-only show.

Invincible Czars has scored six other silent films and has garnered attention around the country for their arrangements.

For their score to “Nosferatu” the four-piece band incorporates violin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, bass clarinet, vocals, music box, loops, electric guitar, bass, singing bowl, tambourine and other hand-percussion instruments that will not just add sound to a silent movie, but creates another visual aspect to the experience.

Just in time for Halloween, “Nosferatu,” which is heralded as the first vampire movie, tells the story of Hutter and Ellen, a couple traveling from the village of Wisborg to Transylvania to sell a piece of property to a Count Orlok. Hutter stays in Orlok’s castle, only to learn that he is a vampire.

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