THE MUSIC AND FILM
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY PHILIP GLASS
PERFORMED BY PHILIP GLASS AND KRONOS QUARTET
Portland’5 and Chamber Music Northwest present Dracula: The Music and Film with original music by Philip Glass, performed by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet (Mick Rossi, Conductor) to Universal Pictures’ 1931 film classic, Dracula (starrring Bela Lugosi) at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:30pm.
There have been many screen versions of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of Dracula, but none more famous or enduring as the 1931 original. Starring Bela Lugosi as the world’s most popular vampire and directed by horror specialist Tod Browning, Universal Studios’ Dracula creates an eerie, chilling mood that has rarely been realized since.
DRACULA: The Music and Film features new music by composer Philip Glass who was asked to create the first original musical score for the re-release of Dracula on video. In this early “talkie”, there was no musical score and few sound effects. Browning relied on Lugosi’s legendary Hungarian accent to give the film its distinctive sound. Glass composed the intense and sweeping Dracula score specifically for the Kronos Quartet. DRACULA: The Music and Film is a unique reinvention of an American cinematic classic– the perfect marriage of the live and the undead.