Irish Film Institute -Vampyr with music from Steven Severin

Vampyr with music from Steven Severin

 IFI Press Release                                                                                            10th  May 2012

Vampyr with live musical accompaniment from Steven Severin, co-founder of Siouxsie and the Banshees, at the IFI on May 18th

Following on from last month’s Carl Dreyer season, the IFI is delighted to present a reprise screening of Vampyr with live musical accompaniment by Steven Severin on May 18th at 18.30.

A co-founding member of and driving force behind Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin has in recent years turned his talents towards original scores for film, including Jean Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet. Severing particular musical sensibilities are well suited to Dreyer’s eerie, experimental masterpiece. Vampyr begins with a young student of the occult arriving at an inn and receiving a mysterious package containing a book about vampires. His following experiences in a world of shadowy beings and deathly visions, created through Dreyer’s original camerawork and editing, feel as intangible as they are terrifying.

A story based on Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu’s CarmillaVampyr is one of Dreyer’s key works and with Steven Severin’s synthesised, atmospheric soundscape as accompaniment, this will prove a unique cinematic experience for fans of either man.

Tickets cost €13 and are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at

For more information and interview requests with Steven Severin please contact Patrick Stewart at the IFI Press Office on 01 679 5744 or

The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.



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