The Hands of Orlac: Live Score!

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My dream of scoring a film has come true! The White City Rippers will provide musical accompaniment to The Hands of Orlac at Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Wednesday July 13, 2016, 8:30-1030 pm. We have been scheduled as part of their Silent Films And Loud Music series.

The 1924 silent horror adapts Maurice Renard’s Les Mains d’Orlac. The great concert pianist Paul Orlac loses his hands in a train accident. A surgeon is able to transplant a pair—from an executed murderer! Do these accursed hands have a mind of their own?


The White City Rippers have held Chicago fair in the icy grip of terror with a chaotic combination of cacophonous musical performances, bizarre electronic devices, and a string of grisly murders. Taking their cues from cartoon soundtracks and vaudeville, they play old-timey mad scientist music on accordions, theremin, drum machine and straight razors. Actually, the razors aren’t used for music.


Comfort Station is a public art space in Logan Square that hosts exhibitions, concerts, film, workshops, lectures, participatory events, and more. It is all ages, wheel chair accessible, and gender inclusive. Comfort Film acts as an independent Micro Cinema that screens local filmmakers, foreign, independent and classic films on the Comfort Station lawn or inside.

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