Tom Peters

Composer and Grammy nominated performer Tom Peters creates new music for silent movies, connecting well-known masterpieces and lesser-known cinematic gems with modern audiences through cutting edge music. While the music you hear is current, it always serves the film, outlining the director’s vision and the actors’ performances in a way that is complementary to the action you see onscreen. Tom performs his scores with a bowed electric arpeggione designed by the legendary Ned Steinberger, and laptop computer. Tom is accompanied by computer-synchronized soundscapes that may include anything from voices to drums to ukuleles. He performs the live portion of the score on the electric arpeggione with composed and improvisational elements to create a truly unique sight and sound experience.

PUMP presents a special screening of the 1920 silent horror classic, THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI with a live score performed by Tom Peters. Called "the first true horror film" by Roger Ebert, THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI is a twisted tale of madness, murder, and somnambulism. Peters will perform his original score live at The Packard using computer-altered sounds and his electric arpeggione, a 5-string bowed guitar.

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017, 7:30 PM

Produced by FLOOD in partnership with:

Arts Council for Long BeachMillworksPort of Long BeachIce House Arts Complex Long BeachLong Beach Community FoundationWork Evolution Laboratories