LIVE MUSIC AND FILM PROJECTS


GARY LUCAS has a long history of scoring and accompanying film live—both silent and sound. A pioneer of the genre, Gary began in 1989 with his original live score for the 1920 silent expressionist film "The Golem", which he has performed all over the world. He continues composing new solo guitar soundtracks to this day, with his latest live scores for Carl Dreyer's 1932 "Vampyr"...James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein"...the legendary 1931 Spanish "Dracula"...cult Brazilian director Jose Mojica Marins a/k/a Coffin Joe's cult masterpiece "This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse"...and for Luis Bunuel's 1962 surrealist classic "El Angel Exterminador". Gary will premiere his latest live score accompanying Orson Welles’ silent surrealist comedy on Jan 27th 2017 at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn.

Here are clips from eleven of Gary's current live music and film projects, with Gary's live original solo guitar score mixed onto the soundtracks—and links to pages containing photos and more info about each film project.


Individual pages with photos and more info:

The Golem | Too Much Johnson | Vampyr | The Goddess | Spanish "Dracula" | This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse
El Angel Exterminador | The Unholy Three | Sounds of the Surreal | Monsters from the Id | Frankenstein
SHORT FILMS OF CURTIS HARRINGTON


Gary performs his live solo guitar score accompanying Spanish "Dracula" at Bilbao's Musiketan Festival 1/15/12


Gary Lucas Plays "Vampyr"
On Nov. 1st 2014, Gary Lucas performed the world premiere of his new live solo guitar score accompanying Danish director Carl Theodore Dreyer's 1932 masterpiece of the macabre "VAMPYR" at the American Film Institute Silver Theater in Silver Spring Maryland.

World Premiere Nov. 1st 2014 at the AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring MD—commissioned by AFI chief programmer Todd Hitchcock



Gary Lucas Plays "The Goddess"
World premiere Jan. 2014 at Fundacion Botin in Santander Spain—part of the "Golden Age of Chinese Cinema" series curated by Film Society of Lincoln Center Director Emeritus Richard Pena.



Gary Lucas Plays Spanish "Dracula"
World premiere Dec. 2009 at the Havana Film Festival and Gary's most popular music and film project to date, performed at the 2010 New York Film Festival, Royal Festival Hall London, Sevilla Film Festival, Transylvania Film Fest et al.—received 4 stars in The Guardian for Nov. 2010 London Jazz Festival performance...performed in Bilbao Spain's Musiketan Festival Jan. 2012, and Nov. 2011 in Lodz Poland's Festival Cinergia where it won the Golden Boot Award



Gary Lucas Plays Jose Mojica Marins (a/k/a Coffin Joe)'s "Esta Noite Encarnerei no teu Cadaver (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse)"
World premiere at the Havana Film Festival Dec. 2010, US premiere at the Latinbeat Festival at Lincoln Center Aug. 2011, and performed two shows with this at SXSW in Texas in March 2012



Gary Lucas Plays Luis Bunuel's "El Angel Exterminador"
World premiere in Dec. 2011 at the 33rd Havana Film Festival



Gary Lucas Plays "The Golem"
Performed in over 20 countries to date since 1989 world premiere at the Museum of the Moving Image, a collaboration with Walter Horn



Gary Lucas Plays "The Unholy Three"
The great Lon Chaney/Tod Browning silent thriller, world premiere at the Walter Reade Theater Lincoln Center, commissioned by the Film Society of Lincoln Center



Gary Lucas Plays "Sounds of the Surreal"
3 short French silent surrealist films by Rene Clair, Fernand Leger and Ladislaw Starewicz, world premiere at Lincoln Center, commissioned by the Film Society of Lincoln Center



Gary Lucas Plays "Monsters from the Id"
Live improvised scores to Gary's favorite horror, science fiction and beyond sound film clips. World premiere of an expanded "Monsters of the Id (Rated X)" in Kromeriz, Czech Republic Nov. 2011 includes clips from "2001", "Enter the Void", "Freaks", "Possession", Roy Stuart hardcore footage and more



Gary Lucas Plays "Frankenstein"
On Oct. 31st 2014—and it being Halloween, what an appropriate Night for this—Gary Lucas performed at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem NYC (175th St. and Broadway) the world premiere of his new live solo guitar score accompanying the classic 1931 James Whale-directed "Frankenstein"



Gary Lucas Plays "Too Much Jonhson"
In January 2017 at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, Gary Lucas performed the world premiere of his live solo guitar score accompanying the recently re-discovered 1938 silent surrealist comedy "Too Much Jonhson" by legendary cinema magician Orson Welles



Gary Lucas Plays His Original Live Scores to the SHORT FILMS OF CURTIS HARRINGTON
On Feb. 3rd 2018 at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, Gary Lucas will perform the world premiere of his new live solo guitar score accompanying the short films of Curtis Harrington.