The Phantom Carriage 1921 ‘Körkarlen’ & Live Score by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble w/ Special Guest Experimental Harpist Sun Riah

Haunted Mansion # 157 is very pleased to present ..

A Classic Silent Horror Film & Live Score !

The Phantom Carriage 1921 ‘Körkarlen’
Directed by Victor Sjöström

The last person to die on New Year’s Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death’s chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen), directed by the father of Swedish cinema, Victor Sjöström. The story, based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, concerns an alcoholic, abusive ne’er-do-well (Sjöström himself) who is shown the error of his ways, and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption. This extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

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The evening will unfold with the Oklahoma-based experimental harpist, vocalist, and songwriter
Sun Riah !

LIVE SCORE provided by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble !

"Redefining musical boundaries" San Francisco Classical Voice 9/1/09

THE JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE is an internationally recognized new music group that combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, composed material, and structured improvisation.

The Ensemble has played chamber concert series, new music series, galleries, and performance spaces nationwide including The Tank (NYC), AS220 (Providence RI), The Lilypad (Cambridge MA), Meridian Gallery (SF), Cafe Du Nord (SF), and Trinity Chamber Concerts (Berkeley).

The Ensemble has presented extensive programs of live music to film, including The Golem, Chant d'Amour, Current Events, How I Got to Long Beach, and Submerged Queer Spaces, which premiered at the African American Arts and Culture Complex for the 2010 National Queer Arts Festival and was underwritten by the San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and the Hotel Tax Fund.

JCDE attracted global attention in 2010 with 20th anniversary concerts of Depeche Mode's Violator, performed entirely live, start-to-finish, with a complement of strings and brass.

The Long Beach Post describes Jack Dubowsky Ensemble III as "an experimental collection of tracks that are likely to take the listener to a rarely-visited psychedelic state of mind... the sometimes-structured, sometimes-abstract free-form instrumentals and electronic sounds transcend traditional musical boundaries and require an open mind and an appreciation for creative exploration.”

Who is playing on this show:
Jack Curtis Dubowsky: Conductor
R. Scott Dibble: Keyboards
Scott Worthington: Double bass
Charles Sharp: Saxophone, reeds, flute, electronics
Alicia Byer: Clarinet
Jonathan Saxon: Percussion.


SUN RIAH is an Oklahoma-based experimental harpist, vocalist, and songwriter. She runs her harp through effects pedals, loops and layers harp sounds, sings into the soundboard of the harp, and drums on the harp to create a percussive and rhythmic pull. Utilizing these loops and layers, Sun Riah creates complex musical textures that accompany her poetic lyricism and unique melodic phrasing creating a sound that is rich with emotion. Paste Magazine listed her as one of "five harpists who nail experimental pop music," and her debut album, Firefly Night Light, has been hailed “a landmark album for Oklahoma music” by Oxford Karma. Influenced by a wide range of music, Sun Riah has developed a reputation for blurring genre boundaries, and her live performances have been characterized as otherworldly and intensely vulnerable. Literati Press writes, “Sun Riah is as much an art project as a music project, if indeed there is even a difference."

$10 Entrance
All Ages


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