MOVIE-CONCERT« VAMPYR »

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OZMA'S FIRST MOVIE-CONCERT, A CLASSIC VAMPIRE MOVIE

The inn in the village of Courtempierre, a small town plunged into a dark night… David Gray, a young man with a feverish imagination and a fascination for ghost stories, is suddenly awakened by strange noises…
A grimoire about vampirism, a dying old man, a seriously ill girl with strange bloodmarks on her neck, lead the young man to sink deeper into the strange…

A magic of mutual understanding, improvisation and imagination persists throughout the soundtrack, which OZMA reinvents with each performance.

Nothing here is agreed, expected, copied, very few things are written and still what we hear seems obvious. The rigour of timing and the mastery of the band’s sound sharpen the climate of anxiety and anguish, but also highlights, when necessary, the poetry of Dreyer’s work, like the simple melody that opens and closes the film, a ballad like a dance at the end of the evening which we only wish we could make last the whole night.

Vampyr is a « talkie » which reaches over the border with silent film, distilling anguish with gloomy allegories: the reaper, the ball of specters, the vampire’s bite… Visions, illusions, hallucinations, the expressionism of Dreyer’s film leads us into an awakened nightmare in chiaroscuro. Vampyr is an authentic vampire film, respecting the specific codes of the genre, even exceeding them by magnificently diffusing a sinister and terrifying impression.


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Stéphane Scharlé : drums
Tam de Villiers : guitar
Julien Soro : saxophones
Edouard Séro-Guillaume : bass

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