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Metropolis [2023]

production 2023
live soundtrack by Edison Studio
of the Fritz Lang film

New Production Edison Studio 2023


by Fritz Lang
restored version of 2010, duration 148 minutes

original soundtrack
created and performed live by Edison Studio
Mauro Cardi, Luigi Ceccarelli, Alessandro Cipriani, Vincenzo Core, Andrea Veneri

with the voices of Anna Clementi Ohlin, Martin Figura, Marco Noia

Metropolis is a 1927 silent film directed by Fritz Lang, considered his masterpiece.
Lang sets the film in a dystopian future, in 2026, which is 100 years later than when it was written.
“Metropolis” is a big city, proud of its skyscrapers and its elevated streets, inhabited by very rich and largely idle people. But under its foundations there is another city, that of the workers, where throngs of slave-men work on gigantic machinery and colossal power plants.

The film is one of the symbolic works of expressionist cinema and is universally recognized as a model of much of modern science fiction cinema, having inspired films such as Blade Runner and Star Wars.


screenplay Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
photography Karl Freund, Gunther Rittau

actors Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Olaf Storm, Theodor Loos, Erwin Biswanger, Heinrich George, Hans Leo Reich, Heinrich Gotho, Margarete Lanner, Max Dietze

production Milano Musica, Ravenna Festival, Festival di Nuova Consonanza
with the collaboration of Tempo Reale – Firenze

first performance
Milano, May 11 2023 | ore 20
MEET Digital Culture Center – Theater

Ravenna, June 16 2023
Teatro Alighieri

After having created the soundtracks of some great silent film masterpieces, Edison studio is preparing to create the soundtrack of what is perhaps the most impressive and visionary of silent films: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, in its most complete version ever found. , lasting two and a half hours. The futuristic and visionary character of the film lends itself perfectly to the creative work of Edison studio, based on the techniques of electroacoustic music, but very attentive to natural and instrumental sounds, used as a starting point for electronic processing ………

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