Siouxsie and the Banshees' Steven Severin Scores Horror Classic Vampyr

Steven Severin is best known as the co-founder of Siouxsie and the Banshees. The band dissolved in 1996, and with the exception of a brief reunion in 2002, its members have gone in separate but interesting directions. Severin has developed a second career composing original music for silent films. For the last four years, he has toured the UK, Europe, and North America performing live electronic scores for films such as Germaine Dulac's surrealist The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928), Jean Cocteau's The Blood of a Poet (1930), and, now, Carl Theodor Dreyer's minimalistic horror masterpiece, Vampyr (1932). Severin will be appearing at the Roxie on Monday night to accompany two screenings of Vampyr; his creepy, evocative score is a subtly effective complement to Dreyer's chilling visuals.

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