Karl Bartos »The Cabinet of Dr Caligari«

Robert Wiene’s silent film classic in a new soundtrack

This event has already taken place! 22.20 | 29.90 | 39.80 | 48.60 | 55.20
This event has already taken place! 22.20 | 29.90 | 39.80 | 48.60 | 55.20
Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari
Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari © Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Hamburg © Maxim Schulz
Karl Bartos
Karl Bartos © Philipp Rathmer
Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari
Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari © Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

From Kraftwerk to a milestone in cinema history

Two legendary worlds collide: the creativity of a long-time Kraftwerk band member and a milestone in cinema history. It is no exaggeration to use the adjective »sensational« to describe what has been created in recent years in the Hamburg studio of musician Karl Bartos, who played a key role in shaping Kraftwerk’s electropop style from 1974 to 1990. It brings the silent film classic »The Cabinet of Dr Caligari« into our time through sophisticated sound design and creates a total work of art that immediately casts a spell over you. The fascinating interplay of fantasy and touching chills is given something intoxicating and beguilingly beautiful by Barto’s sound art.

Karl Bartos has been fascinated by »The Cabinet of Dr Caligari« for almost twenty years and has given this silent film classic a fitting artistic guise. He has not only created a completely new, consistent soundscape to accompany the movie, but also his own music. He uses the timeless sound of the symphony orchestra, albeit synthesised and electronically modulated.

This spectacular project combines the film screening of the first psycho-thriller with sounds and music created live on stage by Karl Bartos and his colleague Mathias Black.

Performers

Karl Bartos music, electronics and sound design

Mathias Black sound, technical director

Programme

»Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligiari«
Stummfilmklassiker mit Musik von ex-Kraftwerk-Musiker Karl Bartos

Promoter: Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

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