Ashley Hribar plays Dr Caligari: musical rebirth of a silent film legend

Music • Film
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Wiene, 1920), one of cinema's most influential Expressionist silent horror films, celebrates its 100th year. Australian pianist/composer Ashley Hribar performs on an amplified piano (inside and out) plus electronics, Moog DFAM drum machine, bells, eggs shakers and even a toilet brush! Witnessing Hribar is indeed a spectacle in itself.

Our hero, Francis, grapples with the deranged Caligari in a world that is not quite what it seems. Who is responsible for the mysteriously coincidental crimes that take place? Only the audience is left to decide. Watch and listen to Ashley luring his audience into the dark depths of this quirky story, creating colourful landscapes of sound, funnier, scarier and more hauntingly bizarre than ever imaginable.

Presented by: Ashley Hribar

Australian born pianist-composer Ashley Hribar, is one of the country’s most versatile musicians. His projects embrace multimedia, ethno-music, cross-disciplinary art forms and a broad range of traditional genres including: “Sound and Colour in Scriabin’s Piano Sonatas” (2017 European Tour); performing own scores to silent classics incl. “Sherlock Jnr” (Keaton) and "Intangible Landscapes"— fusing piano, Moog DFAM and didgeridoo. Recent albums of acclaim include “Faust: A Mortal's Tale” and “Sleeping Orchards”, recorded on the Australian-made 9 octave Stuart & Sons piano. Winner of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition (Holland) he has performed in distinguished festivals and venues incl. the Sydney Opera House, A. Arscht Theater (Miami) and the Bunka Theatre (Tokyo).