Creation
Cinema

Metropolis / Fritz Lang

Sat 8 May 2021,
8:30 p.m., and
Sun 9 May 2021,
4:30 p.m.
Philharmonie de Paris
Grande salle Pierre Boulez
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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 Mataloncommissioned 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

Production Philharmonie de Paris | In partnership with IRCAM-Centre Pompidou | With the permission of the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau foundation, Wiesbaden
  • Kazushi Ōno  © Luca Trascinelli
    Kazushi Ōno © Luca Trascinelli
  • 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