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Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 7-9pm | $10 (Suggested)
Vampyr (1932): Live Score + Film
Contemporary Electronic Live Score from Sound Artist kraftwitch

Vampyr (1932): Live Score + Film

Contemporary Electronic Live Score from Sound Artist kraftwitch
Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 7pm (Doors), 7:30-9pm (Screening) | At Vox
$10 Suggested Donation

“One of the greatest horror films of all time.” – The New York Times

On Sunday, October 9th, at 7:30pm, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film masterpiece Vampyr (1932) will be screened at Vox Populi with a contemporary electronic live score from sound artist kraftwitch (John Moletress) utilizing semi-modular and modular synths, and effects pedals. Doors open at 7pm!

“With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film about a student of the occult who encounters supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside of Paris—is nearly unclassifiable. A host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds create a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares.” – Criterion

About the Artist

John Moletress is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator and Founding Director of force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble. Their work has been seen within the US at The John F. Kennedy Center, Abrons Art Center, Basilica Hudson, Queer Biennial LA, Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, La MaMa ETC, Highways Performance Space, Intersections Festival, Fusebox Festival, Arena Stage, New Dramatists, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, FUNDarte/Out In The Tropics, OUTsider Festival, George Washington University, EMP Collective, Time Space LTD., to name a few.

Internationally, their work has been seen at Trans-States (UK), Shout Festival (UK), King’s College London, Homotopia/unity theatre (UK), Warehouse 9 (DK), The Gulbenkian (UK) and The House at Plymouth University (UK). Publications include Wendell. (NoPassport Press), Boy Tail (Amazon) and as a contributor, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) and Other Texts (Intellect Books UK) and Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance (ed. Caridad Svich; Theatre Communications Group). Additionally, they practice psychotherapy on unceded Lenapehoking (Philadelphia), and lead a monthly collective dream work group for Catland Books (Brooklyn).

More Info: / @kraftwitch

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: or 215.238.1236

Covid Precautions: All visitors to Vox Populi are encouraged to wear a high-quality mask over their mouth and nose at all times while on-site, or when not actively consuming food or beverage.

October 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
October 9, 2022 @ 9:00 pm