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Join us for a launch of Regina's own Snake River's new original score to the Victor Sjöström 1921 silent film, The Phantom Carriage.
Legend says that the last person to die before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve will be the driver of Death’s carriage for the following year, responsible for gathering the souls of all those who pass. The horror/fantasy film centres around David Holm, a petulant alcoholic with tuberculosis, who shows no remorse for the effects his actions have on his loved ones. As the clock draws closer and closer to midnight he is forced to look back at the pain his actions have caused others. The Phantom Carriage has endured as one of cinema’s greatest achievements, whose influence can not be overstated, having inspired such legendary filmmakers as Ingmar Bergman and Stanley Kubrick.
Snake River began as a solo recording project of Christopher Sleightholm in 2012. In assembling a band for live performances, Sleightholm found a group of dedicated musicians including John De Gennaro (Guitar), Dustin Gamarcy (Drums), and Jeff Meldrum (Bass), who have grown and contributed to the band’s sound for nearly a decade. In 2018 Amber Phelps Bondaroff joined the lineup on viola, vocals and keyboard. Snake River uses minimal elements to make each song a swirling psychedelic event – the guitars are two spokes of the same wheel working together for the same end goal.