Horror spills from the organ Soundtrack to Murnau’s Nosferatu. A vision of sounds of penetrating, throat-grabbing intensity which is terrifying when it reaches a climax – all the more so as this music does not cuddle up to the image on the screen as run-of-the-mill soundtracks do, providing nothing more than mere illustration. It is music that goes its own extreme ways, probing the secret chasms of the images, drawing on its own “power” and creating a world of (horrific) tone colour in its own right. Horror is spilling from the organ. In his music Mitterer offers a fascinating analysis of the rhythm of the film; he dives into the helplessness and restlessness of the faces and into the film’s ever-changing emotions. A huge success!