Andrew Alden Ensemble: Vampyr

Featuring live music by the Andrew Alden Ensemble

Experience this 1932 classic horror film with an exciting new score performed live by the Andrew Alden Ensemble.

With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery (The Passion of Joan of Arc and Day of Wrath) was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result—concerning an occult student assailed by various supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside Paris—is nearly unclassifiable, a host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds creating a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares.

The Andrew Alden Ensemble, comprised of electric guitar, drum set, synthesizer, piano, violin and viola, will entertain audiences with their fascinating collaboration of rock music and contemporary classical composition.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for this event online at or by calling 616 454 7000 x10.


Date: July 27 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Members $10 | Non-members $12

Directed By: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Run Time: 83 minutes
Origin: Germany
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Year: 1932

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503



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