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The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Koch-schütz-studer & Paed Conca

February 11, 2016 8:30 pm

In February 2016, Lebanese independent music label ruptured will present 3 concerts with renowned Swiss experimental trio Koch-schütz-studer in different venues in Beirut.

Beirut art center will host an exclusive “Cinemax” live performance, where the trio of Koch-schütz-studer, accompanied by Beirut-based Swiss musician Paed Conca, will play a live score to renowned German expressionist film classic the cabinet of dr. caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920).

Line-up:
Hans Koch: saxophones
Martin Schütz: cello
Fredy Studer: drums
Paed Conca: clarinet

About the film:
the cabinet of dr. Caligari (1920) is a German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans’s Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures, and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets. The film’s expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940s, many of which were directed by such German émigrés as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak.