In celebration of the centenary of F.W.Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, Tess Said So have released a new, fully orchestrated version of their award-winning live film score. Reimagined in the unique format of a double concerto for piano, percussion, prepared electronics and symphony orchestra, the complete film-length album includes 27 individual tracks synchronised to 27 chronological film cues.
The orchestrated live film score was premiered with Orchestra Victoria, under the direction of acclaimed Australian conductor Jessica Gethin, at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2023.
Rasa Daukus and Will Larsen, Tess Said So
Released by Tess Said So:
Worldwide 16 June 2023
"Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror"
Live film score for piano, percussion, prepared electronics and symphony orchestra. Duration: 84 minutes
Original Silent Film:
F. W. Murnau, 1922
Rasa Daukus & Will Larsen, Tess Said So
Jessica Gethin (conductor)
Soloists Rasa Daukus (piano) & Will Larsen (percussion), Tess Said So
Melbourne International Film Festival, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo VIC: 11 August 2023
This production was co-presented by Orchestra Victoria and Melbourne International Film Festival, with support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria's Touring Victoria Grant, City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Venues & Events. The score development and realisation was assisted by the Australia Council of the Arts, Creative Victoria and artsACT.