As part of this week’s OK Mozart series in Oklahoma City, the Alloy Orchestra
returns to perform a live soundtrack to silent films.
At 8 p.m. tonight at Oklahoma City University, the trio presents Masters of Slapstick
, a 62-minute program of shorts starring some of the screen’s most legendary silent comedians: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle.
Alloy Orchestra is known for crafting unique, original soundtracks to films that had none, using an array of found percussion instruments and state-of-the-art electronics. The Massachusetts-based group was part of last year’s OK Mozart festivities with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
, for which I interviewed Alloy leader Ken Winokur
. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect with tonight’s performance (as will the clip below), despite the difference in films being shown.
Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, visit okmozart.com. —Rod LottHey! Read This:
• Alloy Orchestra interview
• Metropolis DVD review