Saturday 18 March 2023


Music by Rotterdam Kinematic Ensemble and Silent Sound Design | Grote zaal | 21:30

Vampyr | Carl Theodor Dreyer | Denmark, 1932

With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film about a student of the occult who encounters supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside of Paris—is nearly unclassifiable. A host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds create a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares.


Music by Rotterdam Kinematic Ensemble and Silent Sound Design
Rotterdam Kinematic Ensemble specializes in live improvised music for silent films. The ensemble works within the experimental and improvisation music community with a variable geometry adapting its instrumental set according to the movie program. The ensemble is valued for their unique audio-cinematic experience of intense musical improvisation between players and interaction with the movie.

Silent Sound Design is a project by Rotterdam based sound-artist Robert Kroos, that aims at bringing silent film back to life with sound design, foley and effects.

Gonçalo Almeida - Double Bass
Philipp Ernsting - Percussion
Reinier van Houdt - Piano
Riccardo Marogna - Clarinets
Robert Kroos - Electronics