Goblin Performs Suspiria Live while the Film is Screening on the 40th Anniversary
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin will be on stage performing his acclaimed soundtrack to the screening of Suspiria (Dario Argento's original 1977 version). Mavericks will be transformed with seated spaces and special care to ensure the visuals of the film are respected while the band plays live on stage. After the movie completes, the screens will raise and we'll all be treated to a live set! We're so excited, the venue is a stunning setting for the event.
Dekcuf will not host a show on this night to avoid sound bleed issues. This allows us to host a limited seating pre-show dinner (not included in the price). If you purchase tickets online, you can reserve seats at the dinner. Diners will also get to choose their seats prior to doors! The details of the dinner will be announced Sept 1st. But, as there have been so many queries already, here's some basic information: * It is a set menu of three courses with a vegetarian option. * The dinner is separate from the show, it is not required to see the show and it is not included in the price of the show. * The price will be $20 not including beverages.
a 1977 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, partially based on Thomas De Quincey's 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis (Sighs from the Depths) and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany but realizes, amidst a series of brutal murders, that the academy is a front for a supernatural conspiracy. It also features Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Alida Valli, Udo Kier and Joan Bennett, in her final film role.
The film is the first of the trilogy Argento refers to as "The Three Mothers", which also comprises Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007). Suspiria has become one of Argento's most successful feature films, receiving critical acclaim for its visual and stylistic flair, use of vibrant colors and its score by the prog-rock band Goblin.
Suspiria was nominated for two Saturn Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Bennett in 1978, and Best DVD Classic Film Release, in 2002. It has become a cult classic, and is recognised as an influential film in the horrorgenre. A remake under the same name, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 2, 2018; Harper appears in the film in a secondary role.
Goblin's life has been full of separations, reunions and various line- ups that have characterized the tortuous history of this group over the past almost 40 years. The band was originally formed by myself and Massimo Morante, born from the ashes of Cherry Five (Oliver), thanks to my father Enrico who brought us to the Cinevox Record label in 1974.
From the first historical line-up of Claudio Simonetti: keyboards, Walter Martino: drums, Fabio Pigntelli: bass and Massimo Morante: guitar, that composed the soundtrack of Profondo Rosso/Deep Red, there have been several changes within the band. Starting with the replacement of Walter Martino with Agostino Marangolo on drums, which lasted until 1978, the date of final separation of the "first Goblin republic", and the participation of keyboardist Maurizio Guarini on the album Roller in 1976.
After the separation in 1978, the band continued to exist with another line-up, led by Fabio Pignatelli, and that's why we used three names (Simonetti-Morante-Pignatelli) for Tenebre instead of the name Goblin, and were accompanied by other musicians from the Cinevox Record label.
In 1984 the band was reduced to two members, me and Fabio Pignatelli, and we recorded some songs for Dario Argento's Phenomena (excluding the main theme Phenomena, which was my own composition). Morante and Marangolo had not done anything with Goblin from 1978 to 2000 when I proposed to Argento that we reunite the band for the soundtrack of his film Non Ho Sonno/Sleepless, but sadly the brief reunion ended just after we finished recording the soundtrack. Many other bands were formed in the following years inspired by the original Goblin: Daemonia, BacktotheGoblin, Goblin Rebirth and New Goblin, all with original members of the band in one combination or another.