Nosferatu Live!

If you’re looking for something a little different this Halloween, the Galway Music Residency has just the thing. On Thursday 26 October at 7.30pm it presents Nosferatu Live! This unique event, taking place in the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway, is sure to give you that spooky feeling.

This classic 1922 silent film was the first onscreen interpretation of the story of Dracula and, though banned at the time for copyright infringements, it has gone down in cinematic history as one of the greatest horror films ever made.

While this great classic is being screened next Thursday, the Galway ConTempo Quartet will perform a very special live score composed in the 1990s to provide a fresh sound-scape for such a timeless piece of film. It was composed by French specialist Baudime Jam in 2002 for the Prima Vista Quartet which has performed it in numerous times internationally. The score has since become part of the repertoire of a number of other renowned string quartets including the Debussy Quartet. For more information, visit

Maeve Bryan, Operations Manager for the Galway Music Residency had the following to say on the collaboration with the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway: “We’re delighted to be working with our Education Partner NUI Galway on this event. It’s a fantastic example of how the two organisations can work together to provide the university and wider Galway communities with exciting and forward-thinking events. It is just the beginning of our new 5-year partnership and there is so much more to come.”

Tickets for these unique events cost €10/€5 and can be purchased here or on the door.

The Galway Music Residency is supported by NUI Galway (Education Partner), the Arts Council, Galway City and County Councils and GMIT.

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