Journeys from Light to Dark : Live Experimental Performances & Silent Films Opens 11.3

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Fundraiser, Music Performance
Journeys from Light to Dark : Live Experimental Performances & Silent Films Opens 11.3

Journeys from Light to Dark :

Experimental Re-Scorings of Iconic Silent Films

Continue celebrating Dia de los Muertes & the advent of autumn with the Bath House!

Experience One or More Unique Evenings of “The Shadow Ensemble” led by Ryan Cockerham.

Live, newly composed soundtracks for three legendary silent films.

Featuring vintage organs synthesizers and acoustic instruments, the music is a fascinating blend of new and old creating an immersive and hypnotizing sonic world. The soundtracks will be performed alongside screenings of the original films.


This mixed-media live entertainment will be performed at the Bath House Cultural Center

Thursday  |  Nov 3  |  7:30 PM   The Hands of Orlac

Friday  |  Nov 4  |  8:00 PM   The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Saturday  |  Nov 5  |  8:00 PM    Nosferatu 

Purchase tickets through our website here.

The Shadow Ensemble

Ryan Cockerham, leader  |  Jeannine Wagar  |  Larry Rubin

About the Movies

F.W Murnau’s Nosferatu is widely considered to be the most famous and enduring depiction of the vampire mythos ever made.

Max Schreck’s depiction as the sinister Court Orlock has become an unforgettable persona in the history of cinema.  In Robert Wiene’s The Hands of Orlac, a celebrated pianist receives a crucial transplant in order to save his performing career, only to realize that a more sinister force may be controlling his every move.

His earlier film, the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, has been credited as the first horror film ever made. Filled with somnambulists, fatalistic oracles and crazed hypnotists, the film is as striking today as it was at its debut screening in 1921.

About Ryan Cockerham

Ryan Cockerham is a composer/performer of contemporary art music and a designer of immersive sound and media installations. Ryan’s creative work has been exhibited and performed by leading arts and academic organizations around the world, including English National Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Institute of Contemporary Art London, Royal College of Art, Royal British Society of Sculptors, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art among others. Cockerham has developed a number of interactive sound installations which have been showcased at Art Expo Milano,  International Festival of Brass, FASCINATE Conference in Cornwall and the Royal British Society of Sculptors, among other venues.

Learn more about Ryan at his website: