Metropolis / Fritz Lang
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.
Orchestre de Paris
Kazushi Ōno conductor
Thomas Goepfer IRCAM computer music design
Film by Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927 — new version restaured in 2010
Music by Martin Matalon, commissioned by the Orchestre de Paris and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne — Premiere of the orchestral version 2021
Before the concert | May, Saturday 8 | 7 pm | meeting with Martin Matalon