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Perfoming Arts & Screenings

Metropolis screening with original score by The Anvil Orchestra

August 28, 2021, 20:30 - 21:35, Stavros Niarchos Hall GNO


Metropolis screening with original score by The Anvil Orchestra

This year at SNF Nostos, the Anvil Orchestra will score Fritz Lang’s epic German expressionist film Metropolis with an original musical composition that will leave audiences in awe.

The Anvil Orchestra is a silent film-accompanying ensemble featuring two members of the world-renowned Alloy Orchestra: Terry Donahue on drums, percussion and accordion, and Roger C. Miller on keyboard/synthesizer. (Miller has also toured Europe extensively in the post-punk rock band Mission of Burma). Boston percussionist extraordinaire Lawrence Dersch will add his skills to the intensity that is Metropolis.

The group plays percussion-driven original scores to silent classics utilizing a unique assortment of junk metal as well as drums, accordion, musical saw, electronics and orchestral keyboards. They can conjure up virtually any filmic setting imaginable. For Metropolis, the powerful drumming combined with full orchestral sounds matches the epic scenes that run throughout the film. For the more intimate moments, they pull back to harp and accordion.

As members of the Alloy Orchestra, Miller and Donahue have performed at The Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Pordenone, Italy; The Academy of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California; The Louvre in Paris; The Lincoln Center in New York City; The San Francisco Silent Film Festival in California; and in many other theaters and festivals. They have over twenty DVD/Blu-Ray releases to their name on the labels KINO Lorber, Criterion, Image Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Flicker Alley.

"Pop Culture World News" wrote the following about the North American premier of Metropolis in Los Angeles in 2010: “When the film ended and the musicians took a bow, the entire packed house of 1,100 festival goers was on its feet applauding and screaming."

*The Anvil Orchestra will not be able to travel to Greece as initially announced. The screening will be accompanied by the prerecorded original score.

The SNF Nostos ID is required for this event. Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.
Event opens at 19:30

Maximum number of participants:1085
6 years old and up 

Details of the program are likely to change in accordance with the latest COVID-19 health measures.