Detroit Film Theatre


ALLOY ORCHESTRA: THE MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA

Friday, September 11, 2009

8:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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THE RETURN OF THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA

Roger Ebert calls them “the best in the world at accompanying silent films,” and on the weekend of September 11, 12 and 13, Boston’s world-renowned Alloy Orchestra returns to the Detroit Film Theatre to perform their striking and powerful live, original musical accompaniments for three of the greatest silent films ever made.

 

On Friday, September 11 at 6:30 pm in Rivera Court, The Alloy Orchestra will perform a set with a twist: the audience is invited to bring wood and metal objects that the members of the group will use to compose a percussion improvisation for found objects. This audience-participation experiment will demonstrate how the Alloy musicians coax beautiful tones and textures out of junk when creating their scores for silent films. Go to the DFT entrance by 6:00 pm to register your found object for the performance.

 

At 8:00 pm, the Alloy will present legendary Russian director Dziga Vertov’s classic experimental feature The Man With a Movie Camera (1929), a minute-by-minute portrait of a day in the life of a great city. Boasting innovative visual techniques that were decades ahead of their time, this amazingly powerful cinematic experience is enhanced brilliantly by the Alloy Orchestra’s stunningly vibrant score, culminating in a veritable orgy of sight and sound that leaves viewers breathless.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Special ticket prices apply:

$10 general admission, $8 students, seniors & DIA members.

DFT discount cards and coupons will not be accepted for Alloy Orchestra shows.