Cinemix: Jeff Mills plays Metropolis
Opening BFM 37
Born in Detroit in June 1963 and active since the 80s as a DJ and record producer, Jeff Mills is considered one of the founding fathers of electronic music. Famous for his relentless musical research, which led him to explore the industrial and ambient music soundscapes through exceptional sets and to share the stage with celebrated symphony orchestras, in the course of his career he performed in prestigious venues such as the Louvre Museum in Paris and the Royal Albert Hall in London.
An eclectic artist, driven by his great love for cinema he started exploring the Cinemix format - a kind of performance where music and cinema are blended together - and, in the year 2000, he created the most memorable project of his career: a new soundtrack for Metropolis, the 1926 silent masterpiece by Fritz Lang. The project, for which the artist initially conceived only a part of the score, was revisited after the 2010 restoration of the film by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau foundation and the Deutsche Kinemathek, following the discovery in Argentina of 25 minutes of footage which was deemed lost.
In 2017, Jeff Mills performed a world premiere of the complete Metropolis soundtrack for the UFA Berlin (Universum-Film Aktien Gesellschaft). The performance in Bergamo will be the official Italian premiere.
Friday March 8, 8:30 pm
Ex Chiesa di Sant’Agostino – P.le Sant’Agostino, Bergamo
Doors open: 8pm
Tickets: 20 € + psr. •• Support BFM 2019: 10 € + psr
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by Fritz Lang (Germany, 1926)
w/ Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
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