For this year’s VMB I will be bringing you something truly unique and special for your entertainment – a production unlike any other we have done before featuring some of the very best aerialists and theatrical performers on the West Coast. You will see passion, drama, seduction, and the macabre all unfold on the grand stage in the main ballroom. More performer pictures and bios coming soon!
Back in 2008, the violinist Paul Mercer initiated what was to become a tradition every following year at the VMB, the Waltz at Midnight. While the evening is filled with gothic/industrial dance floor music, midnight is when the attention is given over to professional classical musicians and their gorgeous instruments. Performed by a live octet, this is when all guests are invited to traditionally waltz with their partners on the main floor. The 2019 Waltz at Midnight was written and composed exclusively for the Vampire’s Masquerade Ball, by ‘In a World Music’. The octet features members from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Symphony, and the Tacoma Orchestra.
In A World are the “Composers of the Macabre.” Their music has been described as haunting, cinematic, epic, ethereal, disturbing, and gothic. Their inspiration comes from a love of horror and Gothic literature, art and film, as well as travel, and experiences visiting many reportedly haunted locations.
In addition to creating 16 albums of music, scoring documentaries, short films and web series, In A World has been featured in many theme parks around the world including: Knott’s Berry Farm, Canada’s Wonderland, Rotten Apple 907, Atmosfear UK and Scream at the Beach. In A World’s music has also been used for many film, television, and gaming advertising campaigns including one of Lady Raven’s favorites, Assassin’s Creed. They have also been featured in the trailers and promos for Dead Space, Lost, America’s Most Wanted, Law and Order, Charmed, V for Vendetta, Batman Begins, The Wicker Man, Big Hero 6, The Lottery, and The Haunting to name a few.
This year’s featured music, the Masquerade Waltz, won Fan Favorite in the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.