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The Alloy Orchestra 

When: Sat., July 28, 2 p.m. 2012
Price: $6-12

The modern mingle of silent film accompaniment—a single, tinkly piano or maybe string-heavy orchestration—isn't totally accurate. In the past, there were in-house sound effects or, in Méliès' case, live narrators. And some Soviet filmmakers, bent on cognitive dissonance, created intentional disparity between the onscreen action and the score. Knowing that, Alloy Orchestra's bells-and-whistles (and synths) approach to silent film score respects the open-ended, experimental mind-set of that era. This engagement mixes Buster Keaton slapstick with the gee-whiz special effects of shorts like The Red Spectre. They'll close with Dziga Vertov's anti-narrative masterpiece, Man With a Movie Camera. Admission ranges from $6–$12, with kids under 2 getting in free. And it all starts at 2 p.m. They'll then accompany The Phantom of the Opera in a separate show at 8 p.m. —Corbie Hill



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