Synthesist John Wilson, aka Dieters Monkey, created an original analog synth soundtrack for the classic silent film Nosferatu.
The score is inspired by the classic synth music of 70’s electronic music pioneers.
Here’s what Wilson has to say about the project:
“The world’s first cinema Vampire: 1922 FW Murnau’s silent film (Public Domain) with my own musical compositions using 40 year old analog synthesizers to augment the haunting, stylized German expressionist classic. There were many blown capacitors and broken pure silver key trigger wires along the way. This film was forced to be destroyed by Bram Stokers widow, due to the obvious plagiarism of 1897’s Dracula. It survived as copies were found in cinemas during the 60’s.
I have been working on this project for a very long time and the convergence of many themes of Nosferatu and 2020 inspired me to finish it off.”
The score was created with a variety of vintage analog gear, including Roland JX-8P, ARP Omni mkI, PAIA Vocoder & Korg Polysix. In addition, he used Mutable Instruments Shruthi, Farfisa organ & Small Stone Phaser.