Friday, December 5, 2014

In The Nursery in Guadalajara

Half way through the afternoon I got a message from Edgardo saying, "Do you know a British group called In The Nursery? They're playing tonight in Guadalajara". Yes I most certainly did. So off we went to a small theatre across town to see the Humberstone twins perform music to the 1928 silent film, The Fall of the House of Usher.
In we walked and immediately bumped into Nigel and Klive in the foyer. 
I've known their music since they were formed in the early 80s and have maybe 10 of their albums. In recent years they've carved an interesting niche in scoring music for silent films - and this was one of them: a surreal version of Edgar Allen Poe's short story, directed by Frenchman Jean Epstein with screenplay by a young Luis Bunuel. Not a lot happens and the acting's terrible, but technically and atmospherically it's very good, and ITN's doomy, elegiac music complemented it well. 

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