Nosferatu, A Live Scoring


The James Theater Mon, Oct 23, 2023 7:30 PM



Calendar Icon   Monday, October 23rd, 2023

All Ages • Doors 6:30 PM • Show 7:30 PM


Location Icon   The James Theater                          

213 N Gilbert Street                              

Iowa City, Iowa 52245


Ticket Icon   Ticket Options

Student • $12 Advance / $15 Door

General Admission • $20 Advance / $25 Door

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About this project:

This year marks the 101st anniversary of F.W. Murnau's classic film, Nosferatu. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary last year, Nashville’s nonprofit film center the Belcourt Theatre commissioned an original score from Nashville-based electronic/ambient artists Dream Chambers, Eve Maret, and Belly Full Of Stars. This fall, the artists are bringing their brand new live score to cities across America. This endeavor was the second such collaboration between these artists and the Belcourt Theatre. In 2019, Dream Chambers, Eve Maret, and Belly Full Of Stars each contributed a Belcourt-commissioned score for the theatre's Sci-Lent Cinema Night - Featuring nine silent films presented on 16mm and new digital restorations of films by women and African-American film pioneers with live musical accompaniment by nine musicians from Hyasynth House electronic music collective. 


About Nosferatu: A cornerstone of the horror film, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. This edition offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version.


An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's DraculaNosferatu remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema. (Synopsis courtesy of Kino Lorber)


"It doesn't scare us, but it haunts us. It shows not that vampires can jump out of shadows, but that evil can grow there, nourished on death." - Roger Ebert


"If you don't own it, by all means get this latest remastering." - Huffington Post


About the Artists

Dream Chambers is the name for APRA award-winning singer-songwriter Jess Chambers' ethereal electronic music. Known in New Zealand for her delicately orchestrated folk albums and her work with The Woolshed Sessions, Rhian Sheehan, and The Upbeats, Jess relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 where she encountered a vibrant underground electronic music scene and began a transformative journey into the world of music technology.
Since then, she has performed as Dream Chambers extensively in the US, co-founded Hyasynth House an electronic music collective for femme and non-binary creatives and, released three albums ranging from electronic-pop experimentalism through to drone and vocal soundscapes. Her sound, created using a mass of modular synthesizers, sequencers, and vocal processors, counterpoints heavy sub-bass with crystalline granular vocal samples and, shimmering arpeggios.
Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various  disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal  healing through creative action.Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century orchestral and choral works, the Fluxus movement, Kosmische Musik and funk, Eve makes use of digital and modular synthesizers, a vocoder, clarinet, electric bass, guitar, and field recordings to create works that range from lush cinematic compositions to space disco. Eve’s music practice is a conversation with her numerous curiosities, manifested in the form of video art, drawing, dance, ritual, and cymatics. 
Eve has performed across the United States alongside artists such as Matmos, William Tyler, Guerilla Toss, Xiu Xiu, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Lydia Lunch. Eve’s 2019 release, No More Running (Deluxe Edition), was reviewed by The Wire Magazine and was featured on Bandcamp’s Album of the Day series.In addition to her personal creative practices, Eve is committed to providing avenues for others to create and uplift one another. In 2018, She, Jess ChambersDeli Paloma-Sisk, and Arlene Sparacia founded Hyasynth House, an electronic music collective and education center for female, trans, and non-binary artists. Together they facilitated workshops, performances, and community-wide conversations in an effort to support and empower marginalized groups. The founders went their separate ways in 2019, but Eve continues to lead electronic music workshops and to organize live music events in Nashville and beyond.


Belly Full Of Stars is the electronic sound project of Nashville-based artist, composer, and recordist Kim Rueger. Blending FM synths and recordings with live modular and granular processes she improvises highly textured compositions that veer ambient, recomposing sounds in the world around her into new aural facets.

Kim has collaborated with artist and groups worldwide and across mediums on recordings, scores, soundscapes, and performances - notably as pianist with the Nashville Ambient Ensemble, and on her cycle-focused co-release, "Conjunctions", with multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Meg Mulhearn. She has recorded work on Courier, Triplicate, Fallen Moon Recordings, and Past Inside the Present labels, with an album of modular processed piano compositions newly in the works.




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