Creation
Encounter

Before the concert: Metropolis / Fritz Lang

Sat 8 May 2021,
7 p.m.
Philharmonie de Paris
Salle de conférence

Limited seats available

Free entry

In 1995, the Argentinian composer Martin Matalon composed a score initially intended for sixteen instrumentalists and electronics. This score inaugurates the orchestral version of this exceptional ciné-concert with the screening of the restored version of the film Metropolis. Modelled on the rhythm of the film’s narration, Matalon's work becomes, thanks to the spatialization effects made possible with electronics, a true musical double of Fritz Lang's visual poem. Echoes of jazz and extra-European music, acoustic and refracted sounds, merge to reinvent the descriptions of situations and characters, generating new hypotheses and contributing to the rich history of Metropolis' interpretation.

Before the concert: meeting with Martin Matalon
Anne Montaron facilitator


Ciné-concert  | May, Saturday & Sunday, 8-9

Production Philharmonie de Paris | In partnership with IRCAM-Centre Pompidou | With the permission of the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau foundation, Wiesbaden
  • Martin Matalon  © Nicolas Botti
    Martin Matalon © Nicolas Botti
  • Metropolis  © Fritz Lang / Fondation Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
    Metropolis © Fritz Lang / Fondation Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
  • Metropolis  © Fritz Lang / Fondation Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
    Metropolis © Fritz Lang / Fondation Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau