Alloy Orchestra plays "Man with a Movie Camera"

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The Sounds of Silence Film Series:

Alloy Orchestra plays "Man with a Movie Camera"

Tuesday, Dec 6th

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5 - $15


Alloy Orchestra
Alloy Orchestra
ALLOY ORCHESTRA is a Boston-based musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources.

Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the US and abroad (the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, the Louvre, Lincoln Center, the Academy of Motion Pictures, the National Gallery of Art, and many others), Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era.

An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the Orchestra the ability to create any sound imaginable. Utilizing their famous “rack of junk” and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the 20s. The group can make the audience think it is being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars, or swept up in the Russian Revolution.

Roger Ebert called them “the best in the world at accompanying silent films.”

Making their Visalia debut on their 25th anniversary tour, these world-renowned musicians will present the second installment of The Sounds of Silence Film Series: Dziga Vertov’s "Man with a Movie Camera" (1929).

Rated by the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound poll as the 8th best film ever made, and the best documentary film of all time, this playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life in the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Shot in Moscow and Odessa, it is a continually shifting kaleidoscope of breathtaking imagery that captures the spirit of the time. The film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov employs. We often see the cameraman who is purportedly making the film, but we rarely, if ever, see any of the footage he seems to be in the act of shooting!

Content advisory: This movie contains brief, non-sexual nudity.

This program is part of the Visalia Fox Theatre's Sounds of Silence Film Series, which is made possible with support from the Arts Consortium and the City of Visalia.
Venue Information:
Visalia Fox Theatre
300 Main Street
Visalia, CA, 93291