PUMP presents a special screening of the 1920 silent horror classic, THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI with a live score performed by Tom Peters. Called «the first true horror film» by Roger Ebert, THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI is a twisted tale of madness, murder, and somnambulism. Peters will perform his original score live at The Packard using computer-altered sounds and his electric arpeggione, a 5-string bowed guitar.
Composer and Grammy nominated performer Tom Peters creates new music for silent movies, connecting well-known masterpieces and lesser-known cinematic gems with modern audiences through cutting edge music. While the music you hear is current, it always serves the film, outlining the director’s vision and the actors’ performances in a way that is complementary to the action you see onscreen. Tom performs his scores with a bowed electric arpeggione designed by the legendary Ned Steinberger, and laptop computer. Tom is accompanied by computer-synchronized soundscapes that may include anything from voices to drums to ukuleles. He performs the live portion of the score on the electric arpeggione with composed and improvisational elements to create a truly unique sight and sound experience.
This is one many events in an array of exhibits, presentations, and performances will isolate or link our senses and ways of perceiving. Produced by FLOOD, the group that brought Long Beach Soundwalk and soundpedro, PUMP will be the first in a series of biennial events highlighting culture and creativity.
Striving to serve as a conduit, not only of local but also of regional and international expressions of imagination and artistic practice, our hope is to engender a sense of overlap and tension that will foster, within Long Beach's dynamic art scene, an ecology rich in influence and exchange.
Learn more: lbpump.org/tom-peters