Innervisions’ main men move away from the dancefloor and into chin-stroking territory this weekend, as they are set to perform a live score to German silent Expressionist film ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’ at the Roundhouse.

Henrik Schwarz, Dixon and Âme first composed the soundtrack in 2010, for a performance at the Jetzt Musik Festival in Mannheim. For the first time the guys delved into classical music composition whilst staying firmly entrenched in electronica; each character in the movie has his/her own music based on the letters in their name, major and minor scales are eschewed and sounds are manipulated in real time to suit the film’s plot. Âme and Dixon will also be playing DJ sets before and after the movie.

The black and white film will be screened on a large cylindrical metal curtain suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring, created by design artist Ron Arad. “Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder” he tells us. But how will this work for a classic horror film and a bunch of house DJs? You’ll have to go to find out.

Innervisions presents ‘An Evening At The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari’ with Henrik Schwarz, Âme and Dixon at the Roundhouse on Friday 19th  of August, 7.45 pm – 2 am. Tickets are £25 + £3.25 bf from Resident Advisor

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