Forma + Stroon vs. Metropolis (CZ/SK)
Forma and Stroon will accompany the silent movie Metropolis
The domestic scene will be represented on the festival by Forma the free guild of musicians. This 8-member formation recently successfully enriched the silent movie Erotikon, with which it visited many festivals, by its life music accompaniment. The result of this cooperation is mini-album Earotikon. At present Forma finalized the next music track, at this time for German Metropolis, the classic pearl of silent movie expressionism. This movie will be projected as the opening of the main festival night and the Slovakian producer Stroon will assist Forma acoustically on vibraphone.
The legendary movie of German expressionism – Metropolis – is considered at the best one, which remained well preserved from the period of silent cinematography. The monumental torso, which is a mixture of many genres like sci-fi, horror, melodrama and utopia, shows the extraordinary forwardness of European creators, who are preconceiving here the fight of an individual with system. Lang´s opus, absolutely misunderstood in its days, was revived by coming of postmodern, when the musician and manager Giorgio Moroder started to be interested in at the beginning of 80s. Metropolis, beside The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu, is the third most famous movie of German expressionism.