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In the fall of 2017, the Movies in the Parks program will once again expand into October programming with the return of Campfire Horrors at Northerly Island. Campfire Horrors features classic and cult classic horror films for an adult audience; films are screened outdoors and accompanied by campfires, roasted marshmallows and warm cider.

This year’s Campfire Horrors program will culminate with a screening of the first (and unauthorized) film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Nosferatu. This 1922 silent film introduced the world to the figure of the vampire and never fails to spook audiences. To enliven this classic for a contemporary Chicago audience, the Chicago Park District is seeking a local band, musician or composer to create an all-new live score to be performed alongside our October 27 outdoor screening.

Selected musician(s) will receive the following support for the October 27 performance:

  • A stipend of $3,000 to support the composition and performance of the live score (including any fees paid to other musicians or performers)
  • 2 Professional Sound Technicians for the October 27 performance, and
  • A complete sound system (excluding backline)

The anticipated timeline for the project is as follows:

  • August 9 – August 23: Submissions accepted from musicians
  • August 31: Selected musician notified
  • September 4 – September 8: Contract negotiated and signed
  • September 25-29: Proof of Concept Due (Recordings, Sheet Music, etc.)
  • October 2 – October 6: First Payment of $1,500 issued to Musician
  • October 19 – October 25: Final score presented to Chicago Park District staff via dress rehearsal
  • October 27: Performance of live score alongside screening
  • October 30 – November 3: Second Payment of $1,500 issued to Musician

The Chicago Park District is accepting submissions through August 23. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. 3-5 sample recordings of original compositions/performances.
  2. Anticipated instrumentation for this project (if known, and subject to change)
  3. Statement of intent or interest for this project
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