The Alloy Orchestra plays to "Phantom Of The Opera" (1925)

“The best in the world at accompanying silent films.” — Roger Ebert

“Alloy has brought fresh air to a world thought left to nostalgics. They give voice to the soul of their machines, and by doing that, they’ve given voice to no less than the sound of cinema” — Paolo Cherchi Usai (co-director, Pordenone Silent Film Festival)

Thrashing and grinding soulful music from unlikely sources, the three-man musical ensemble Alloy Orchestra works with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects to achieve a brand of silent film accompaniment unmatched by anyone else on the planet. Utilizing their famous “rack of junk”, synthesizers and traditional axes like accordion and clarinet, the group — Ken Winokur, Terry Donahue and Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller — generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony, or a ‘20s German bar band; they can make the audience think it’s being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars, or even swept up in the Russian Revolution! Tonight, witness their peerless score to the 1925 Lon Chaney classic The Phantom Of The Opera — the most iconic role of Chaney’s entire career, and one of the most physically tortured performances in all of silent film.
Dir. Rupert Julian, 1925, 35mm, 78 min. (at 24 fps)

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for The Alloy Orchestra’s April 29th shows!