The former FM front man, has had a wrap-around career. Decked head-to-toe in bandages, he broke through as an 80s electronica pop star whose novelty look never hid his musical talent. New-wave electro-pop died away, but Nash continued on as a silent film composer. He's got a knack for this antiquated profession, having scored four silent movies, and on Saturday night (April 21) at the Bloor Cinema he performs his score to 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu.
Why the fascination with Nosferatu? It's the first Dracula movie, and it has an intriguing history in the world of early cinema.
How many times have you seen it? More than 100.
What instrument best replicates fear? The violin, closely followed by the organ. Poulenc's organ concerto is the scariest music I have ever heard.
Shadow Of The Vampire -- thumbs up or down? Big thumbs up. I think it would help if the audience were more familiar with Nosferatu, but most people have never seen the original movie. Now's their chance.
Willem Dafoe or Max Schreck? It's great that Dafoe has given us a voice and personality for this creepy character.
Your favourite film score is? Dario Argenti's Suspiria, with music by Goblin.
You've also scored Un Chien Andalou, The Lost World and The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. What other film would you love to write music for? My next project, the 1925 Phantom Of The Opera. I'll have to write a mini-opera for that one.
How often do you change your bandages? Every morning before showering.
Summer's coming. Does gauze breathe? Does your underwear?