TERMINATRYX / NOSFERATU
Live Soundtrack Performance at the 2006 South African HORRORFEST Film Festival
by TERMINATRYX, members of LARK, K.O.B.U.S., and Matthijs Van Dijk
by Sonja & Paul (from TERMINATRYX),
Simon & Sean (from LARK), Francois (from V.O.D and K.O.B.U.S) and Matthijs Van Dijk, happened on the dawn of Halloween night, 30 October 2006 at the 2nd annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival - hosted at the Labia independent theatre.
The wide range of vivid scenes were given a diverse set of moods and emotion with the combination of instruments including:
upright bass, electic guitar, electric bass, sampled percussion, programming, electric violin, keyboards, flutes & woodwind instruments, FX, theremin and vocals in Romanian.
Extra seats had to be brought into the sold out venue.
TERMINATRYX / NOSFERATU
Live Movie Soundtrack Performance @ OPPI KOPPI - 8 August 2009
and the South African HORRORFEST present :
T he NOSFERATU live soundtrack performance
at OPPI KOPPI (7-9 August 2009).
TERMINATRYX and special musical guests from LARK and DAWN TREADER will perform an original soundtrack to the screening of the classic 1922 silent vampire film NOSFERATU, at the 2009 OPPI KOPPI music festival - in conjunction with the DVD release “TERMINATRYX / NOSFERATU” which contains the full feature film and its new soundtrack (as performed live at the South African HORRORFEST Film Festival).
The musicians partaking in this unique audio-visual experience are Paul Blom, Sonja Ruppersberg, Simon "Fuzzy" Ratcliffe, Sean Ou Tim and Matthijs Van Dijk.
This will only be the second time ever this soundtrack is to be performed live to this legendary movie’s screening, and is an unforgettable and unique audio-visual experience as the innovative original soundtrack breathes new life into the enthralling visuals with a blend of voice, bass guitars, samples, electric guitars, electric violin, beats, electronics, drums, woodwind instruments, flutes and more.
This version of the live NOSFERATU soundtrack will contain most of the original audio creations, but there will definitely be fresh inclusions.
Venue : Oppi Koppi Farm, Northam, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Date : Saturday 8 August 2009
Time : 10:20pm on the Levi's Stage (see website for any changes)
Festival Info : http://www.OppiKoppi.co.za
Tickets : http://www.tunegum.co.za
Sonja is on vocals with Paul in charge of music and production. They released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album mid-2008, followed by the “Terminatryx / Nosferatu” DVD.
For live Terminatryx shows they are accompanied on stage by Patrick Davidson on guitar and Ronnie Belcher on drums (excluding the live soundtrack performances).
As a violinist, he has been involved in numerous chamber ensembles, as well an ad hoc player with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.
Matthijs started composing when he was nine and to date has written 6 string quartets, 2 piano trios, a violin sonata, a symphonic song-cycle, several orchestral overtures and numerous smaller chamber works.
Matthijs’ weapon of choice for the live soundtrack performances is an electric violin with multi-effects.
A sound engineer by profession and owner of Sound & Motion Studios, Fuzzy is probably best known as bassist and wind instrumentalist for groundbreaking electro group LARK.
With almost 15 years in the sound industry behind him, he's worked in various capacities on projects for the likes of Dirty Skirts, Shy Gyevaras, Terminatryx, Fetish, Springbok Nude Girls, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Muse String Quartet, as well as international acts such as Kanye West, INXS, UB40, Steven Spielberg's “Dreamworks” and the BBC. His engineering skills have garnered him wins and nominations in the SAMA, Vita, Loerie & more.
Francois started with garage band MORAL DECAY and then METALMORPHOSIS (with his brother Paul) in the mid- to late-‘80s. In the early-‘90s he joined V.O.D as vocalist. Early 2000 he created K.O.B.U.S. with Theo Crous from the SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS, ringing in a new era of alternative Afrikaans music. He is also a sound engineer and has been occupied over the years with his solo project DIE KRUIS.