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Vampyr with live score by Chiara Kickdrum

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Saturday 3 December 2022
From 8pm


Main Square


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Wheelchair accessible

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Presented by ACMI & Fed Square with the support of Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne

Start time: 8.10pm
75 minutes
Rating: Unclassified (All Ages), contains supernatural themes

As darkness descends over the Melbourne cityscape, join us for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s haunting foray into horror paired with an unsettling score by Chiara Kickdrum.

Guided by mysterious shadows, a young wanderer with an interest in the occult happens upon a manor. Shortly after he arrives, he discovers that the daughter of the Lord is unwell and appears to be dying, but a mysterious text reveals that she might be turning into a vampire.

Join us as Melbourne-based DJ and composer Chiara Kickdrum presents her original score live on stage for Vampyr, directed in 1932 by visionary director, Carl Theodor Dreyer.

This very special free performance is co-presented with ACMI. Arrive early to grab a deckchair or bring your own chair or picnic rug.

We’ll also be shouting you gelato from our friends at Cups n Cones. Serving delicious house-made artisan gelato and sorbets, there will be a selection of nine flavours to suit everyone (6 dairy, 3 non-dairy). Available from 7.30pm-9.30pm or until exhausted (limit 1 per person).

Performed by
Chiara Costanza (Electronic musician)
Zac Ketchell (Electronic musician)
Hope Csutoros (Violin)
Danielle Stefanski (Violin)
Helen Mountfort (Cello)
With Melbourne Contemporary Choir, directed by Jason Simmonds

About Chiara Kickdrum

Chiara Kickdrum is a music composer and producer born and raised in Torino, Italy and now based in Australia. Chiara’s work ranges across composing and producing music and sound design for film and TV commercials, creating electronic music for live performance, composing soundscapes for immersive environments and art installations, and the experimental use of field recordings with analogue and digital synthesis. Chiara has recently composed the original soundtrack for Netflix’s series Heartbreak High and for Long Story Short (2021).

Not-So-Silent Cinema has been supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.

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