In a one-off event, synth wizard Ruadhan O'Meara, AKA Magic Pockets - also of No Spill Blood - is set to provide a live score for 2005 silent film Call of Cthulhu [dir. Andrew Leman] at The Model, Sligo, for Art For Blind Records.
He'll be employing an arsenal of analog synthesizers, sampled sounds and tape manipulations. H.P. Lovecraft’s 1926 original tale outlines a narrator’s descent into madness whilst investigating a mysterious cult who worships an immense and all-powerful ancient God. The classic story of overwhelming cosmic doom looms large in its influence on horror, music (particularly heavy metal) and popular culture in general.
Andrew Leman and the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s 2005 adaptation of the text remains one of the most lauded and faithful silent adaptations of Lovecraft’s source material. A love letter to the original works of the horror master, the film was painstakingly crafted using “Mythoscope”, a blending of vintage and modern filming techniques, which evokes the look and feel of the expressionist horror of the 1920s. This unorthodox work is one of the truest visions of Lovecraft’s world, capturing the original’s tone of creeping dread and terror of the unknown. The attention to period detail and practical effects of the era, creates a feverish and fun journey through one of the all-time classic horror tales for Lovecraft devotees and cinema fans alike.
A selection of ghoulish short films will be screened prior to the performance, promising a wicked Halloween treat for cinephiles and music lovers alike. Things kick off at 9pm.