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alloy orchestra icon-01Sounds of Silents: Alloy Orchestra

Not Just for Kids

  1. Saturday, October 1, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Playhouse

The film is presented with live music accompaniment from Alloy Orchestra.


Chosen from Alloy Orchestra’s extensive repertoire, this eclectic collection of obscure films will keep adults in awe and kids enthralled. The program includes The Red Spectre (1907), Artheme Swallows his Clarinet (1912), The Pet (1921) by Windsor McCay, Clay or the Origin of the Species (1964) by Ernest Noyes, and The Playhouse (1921) by Buster Keaton. Films will be screened in the order listed. Program is considered suitable for all ages. (HD Presentation)

Alloy Orchestra

Labeled by the late Film Critic Roger Ebert as “The best in the world at accompanying silent films,” Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that writes new music and performs 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 fi lm festivals and venues around the world, including the Telluride Film Festival, the Louvre, Lincoln Center, and the National Gallery of Art, Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces as well as little-known gems of the silent era.