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Friday Night Films

Metropolis: Presented with live music

1927 / Cert. PG


Metropolis: Presented with live music score

1927 / 153 mins / Cert. PG

Director: Fritz Lang


Friday 25 November / 6.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

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Selected by curator Claire Louise Staunton


Three Milton Keynes based musicians and sound artists will perform a live improvised score to Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic, Metropolis. Set in a futuristic urban dystopia the film makes use of this context to explore the social crisis between workers and owners inherent in capitalism, as expressed by the philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels






Jonny Hill’s work explores degraded sound, obsolete technology, sounds relationship to memory, live performance & improvisation. Guitar, feedback, turntables, cassette tape and field recordings are used in the creation of music & sound art.


Multi-instrumentalist and instrument maker Harry Taylor has been a touring member of Southern Records' Action Beat since 2007. He is also a member of spoken-word power-electronics group Bad Body. Harry has played for Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Damo Suzuki and Yuri Landman, and has performed a number of solo shows at Milton Keynes Gallery.


After 5 years playing the sickest baritone licks in Action Beat, Peter J. Taylor left the band to pursue other limitless musical ventures. Going under many names and genres. His music currently works with harmonies and the exploration of micro-tonal changes in overtones outside the boundries of the 12 note tonal system. He takes a contemporary forward thinking approach towards music. Using custom tunings and playing techniques to create sounds and frequencies un-obtainable with standard tunings. Taylor has performed nationally and internationally playing with over 200 musicians.

November 2011


Friday Night Films

Independent Cinema MK and MK Gallery are working in collaboration to create a programme of Friday Night Film screenings selected or curated by artists and connected to MK Gallery current exhibitions.


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