Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sonic Generator Presents Metropolis


Metropolis
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
8:30 pm
free admission
Woodruff Arts Center Piazza
1280 Peachtree ST NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

More info: http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu

Sonic Generator presents a free screening of Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction masterpiece, Metropolis, with a live performance of a new musical score by Martin Matalon, in a unique outdoor setting at the Woodruff Arts Center. Metropolis, a milestone of German expressionism and an inspiration for science fiction films such as Blade Runner and The Matrix, portrays a dystopian world in which the poor tend to futuristic machines and inevitably clash with the wealthy elite. Recently found footage in Argentina has restored Metropolis to it's original length. Sonic Generator's performance - featuring sixteen instrumentalists and electronic sounds - will present the American premiere of Matalon's score for this newly restored edition. Performed on the piazza at the Woodruff Arts Center, with the film screened dramatically onto the High Museum of Art, Metropolis will showcase an iconic film and cutting-edge music in a unique space. Bring your own beach chairs and blankets and settle in for an unforgettable experience. Presented by Sonic Generator, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at Georgia Tech, in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Francaise, the Goethe Institut, Flux Projects, the Franco-German Fund, and the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music.