Thursday 12th August 2021
Tickets: £12 Advance Only
Fast-moving and at times shocking, GW. Pabst’s 1929 film Diary of a Lost Girl traces the story of Thymian, played by the mesmerising screen idol Louise Brooks, as her life yoyos between episodes of lightness and innocence, darkness and hope.
Moments of great comedy involve life in a reform school for fallen girls headed by a villainous nun, and a modern dance lesson with an incompetent buffoon. This gripping film defies convention, confounding expectations as joy and compassion are found in the most unlikely places.
Wurlitza’s sound is eclectic but always beautiful, sensitively co-ordinating the music with the action of the film. Every part of the performance is live, with no pre-recorded material. Wurlitza’s approach bridges the gap between the 1920s and modern-day by adding repertoire that is familiar, relevant and skilfully arranged. The soundtrack for Diary of A Lost Girl includes music by Django Reinhardt, Fun Boy Three, Portishead, Wire, Chopin, Beethoven, Leonard Cohen, the Magic Numbers, Billie Holiday and the Doors.
Expect the unexpected! Wurlitza’s musical line up uses heavenly five-part harmonies, piano and keyboards, classical and steel guitars, bass guitar, woodwind and mixed percussion. Wurlitza have been delighting audiences for over a decade, performing their unique soundtracks at a wide range of venues, from Glastonbury Festival to Blackpool Winter Gardens.
“The audience positively fizzed with excitement” – John Hall, Festival organiser
“I loved Wurlitza’s pop to classical mix” – Badaude, the Guardian.
“What I particularly admired was Wurlitza’s skill in fitting the music to the films from both a timing point of view but also choosing just the right type of music.” – Nick Bailey, Classic FM
“A musical and visual treat that is not to be missed.” – Paul K Joyce – Composer and Producer