Haxan: New Hermitage soundtrack

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In the unofficial Halloween tradition of the Halifax improvised music community, New Hermitage presents their soundtrack for the 1922 Swedish horror documentary, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages. This recording was improvised in front of a live audience at the beautiful Al Whittle Theatre on Halloween night, 2020. Originally a documentary told in seven parts, the New Hermitage cut is edited for time and consists of parts one, two, four, and six.

Special thank you to Kim Barlow and Sarah McInnis from Music in Communities for producing the show.

About the film:

"Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages and early modern era suffered from the same ills as psychiatric patients diagnosed with hysteria in the film's own time. Far from a dry dissertation on the topic, the film itself is a witches’ brew of the scary, the gross, and the darkly humorous. Christensen’s mix-and-match approach to genre anticipates gothic horror, documentary re-creation, and the essay film, making for an experience unlike anything else in the history of cinema." - Criterion Collection. (n.d.)

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released February 5, 2021

Andrew MacKelvie - saxophone, bass clarinet, bird call toys
Ellen Gibling - harp
India Gailey - cello
Ross Burns - guitar + effects, pandeiro

Recorded and mixed by Graham Cowell

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