May 28, 2013, 8 pm
Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction masterpiece “Metropolis” is presented with a live performance by Sonic Generator of Martin Matalon’s new musical score. “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 its 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.
Flux Projects presents this event in partnership with Sonic Generator, the Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Francaise, the Goethe Institut, and the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music.