Horror on October 31: In silent film they can’t hear you scream…

Frightful silent films will be screened on Halloween in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library, including some 16mm surprises featuring hauntings, vampirism, demons & ghosts, some in a German expressionist style.

The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra performs live music & sounds as these silent films roll.

The audience (that’s you!) will help underscore the action:

Howl on a real Theremin, if you dare! Execute a mysterious glissando on a full orchestral harp! Rattle ritual percussion instruments from exotic lands!

Your host for the evening is soundscape artist Scott Paulson, a UC San Diego alumnus with an unusual apocryphal pedigree: he has been described by San Diego’s U-T as: “the love child of Garrison Keillor and Vincent Price.”

Spooky Silent Films

Free! Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego

Info: (858) 822-5758 or http://libraries.ucsd.edu

ABOUT THE TEENY-TINY PIT ORCHESTRA:

“Classically trained and charmingly twisted.”

San Diego CityBeat

“An out-of-the-ordinary cinematic experience.”

Los Angeles Times

“Weird and wonderful.”

San Diego CityBeat

“This madcap ensemble is reinventing an art form.”

Los Angeles Times

“Madcap and somewhat in the Spike Jones/Dadaist tradition.”

San Diego U-T

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