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The Fall of the House of Usher with live score by Pyrrha

Jun 03, 2017 02:25PM ● By Editor
The trio Pyrrha (commissioned by the Walker Art Center for multiple film + live-music events) perform their score to Jean Epstein's 1928 silent film "The Fall of the House of Usher."

"The Fall of the House of Usher" with live score by Pyrrha
June 10 - 7:30 pm

Arrowhead Center for the Arts
51 W. 5th St. Grand Marais

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 youth (18 & under)
On sale now (NO FEES) at
and at door night of show (6:30 pm)

Based on Edgar Allan Poe's gothic horror story of the same name, Jean Epstein's "The Fall of the House of Usher" seethes with dreamy visual experimentation and surreal imagery--its adventurous filmmaking style rendering it fresh nearly 90 years later. A psychological tale of confusion between reality and pictures, "The Fall of the House of Usher" might be the perfect camp melodrama for the age of social media.

Performing their original score for the film, Jackie Becke (viola), Jonathan Kaiser (cello), and Adam Wozniak (bass) bring "The Fall of the House of Usher" to life for contemporary audiences with a lush score that combines musical genres from folk tunes to experimental sound.

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