Sounds of Silence Festival | Metropolis

Music by Tomer Baruch and Alex Brajković

Za 9 mrt | 19:30 uur GROTE ZAAL | Online €12,50 | Kassa €14,50 | Studenten €10,- | Ooievaarspas 50%

A science fiction film that would eventually inspire and influence directors such as Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick and George Lucas

Tickets

Single ticket  Online €12,50 | Kassa €14,50 | Studenten €10 | Ooievaarspas 50% | Tickets
Day ticket Online €20 | Kassa €22 | Studenten €15 | Ooievaarspas 50% | Tickets
Festival Passepartout Online €50 | Kassa  €52 | Ooievaarspas 50% | Tickets
Student and Ooievaarspas only available at the theater

Metropolis | Fritz Lang | Germany, 1927

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis was a key example of German expressionist film and is considered as one of the first, if not the first, science fiction film that would eventually inspire and influence directors such as Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick and George Lucas. The film portrays an urban dystopia set in the year 2000 where society is divided into two: an opulent ruling class that live in luxurious above ground skyscrapers, whilst the working underclass toil in a subterranean hellish nightmare. Predicting the future of artificial intelligence, Metropolis is ruled and controlled by a female shaped robot that keeps the harmony between the different classes. But what will happen once she gets out of control?

Music by Tomer Baruch and Alex Brajković

One of the most significant themes in Fritz Lang’s dystopian Metropolis is the blurred-than-ever line separating man and machine, a theme which is manifested in various ways throughout the film. Human-like machines, mechanical-humans and above all the city of Metropolis, an enormous machine designed like a human and within it men, each of them functioning as a part of the machine. In analogy to that the new soundtrack will be performed by two musicians playing drums and electronics. They will interface with the machines and embody a relentlessly repetitive mechanical music, one which is usually sequenced or programmed, becoming themselves a part of Metropolis and creating an intensified, darker experience for the audience.


Sounds of Silence festival exposes the profound art of silent film and explores its interaction with contemporary music and art. The festival will celebrate its 5th edition on March 7-10, 2019. Musicians and artists participating in the 5th edition are: Ensemble Klang; Guus Janssen, Wolter Wierbos and Wim Janssen; The Edge Ensemble and Elisenda Pujals; Tomer Baruch and Alex Brajković; Cristiana Vignatelli and Geoff Leigh; Carolina Cortés Zambelli, Nathalia Valdés Vergara and Renán Zelada Cisneros. 

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