The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester is putting on a screening of Fritz Lang’s silent classic ‘Metropolis’ (1927, 150 mins), accompanied by Darius Battiwalla on the Concert Hall’s Hradetzky three manual organ.
This iconic expressionist film was made during the Weimar period and was praised at the time for its pioneering special effects. Set in a distopian future, it was one of the first ever feature-length science fiction films.
Darius, a tutor in Organ at the RNCM, will improvise a live score. He has been improvising piano and organ accompaniments for silent films since 2008 and plays regularly at silent film events at the National Media Museum in Bradford.
Friday 1 July 7.30pm – Tickets £12