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Brussels Philharmonic

Metropolis

music
monumental
Sat 19 Nov 2022 -20.00
Concertzaal
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 23.10

Standard €25.00 - €44.00

Reduction -26 €13.00 - €22.50

All prices include booking fees.

New soundtrack gives classic film unprecedented pace

Forget Digital Dolby Surround Sound! The Brussels Philharmonic and the live electronics of IRCAM bring us the real thing: the perfect soundtrack for the world’s first ever science fiction film. Fritz Lang’s black-and-white silent film Metropolis (1927) was not only a milestone of film history, it was also the most famous and expensive German film ever made: it required no fewer than 36,000 extras and 500 miniature skyscrapers. The Brussels Philharmonic accompany this monument live with a new music score by Martin Matalon, which makes the film even more compelling.

programme

Martin Matalon (1958)
Metropolis rebooted for orchestra and electronics to accompany the film Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1890-1976)

Commissioned by Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris / Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Ars Musica)

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Martin Matalon (1958)
Metropolis rebooted for orchestra and electronics to accompany the film Metropolis by Fr

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performers

Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Ilan Volkov: conductor
Anthony Millet: accordion
Mats Bergström: guitar
John Eckhardt: bass
Martín Matalon: composer & electronics
IRCAM:
Thomas Goepfer: realisation computer music
Benoit Meudic: production computer music
Luca Bagnoli: sound technician
Sylvain Carton: sound assistance

coproduction: Brussels Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Brugge, Bozar & Ars Musica

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Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Ilan Volkov: conductor
Anthony Millet: accordion
Mats Bergström: guitar
John

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Sat 19 Nov 2022 -20.00
Concertzaal
introduction by Jan Christiaens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 23.10

Standard €25.00 - €44.00

Reduction -26 €13.00 - €22.50

All prices include booking fees.