Episode #3186

New Sounds Live Silent Film Scores

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Alloy Orchestra Alloy Orchestra

From the Alloy Orchestra's most recent three-night residency at the World Financial Center this past February, we'll listen to selections from some of their original film scores including Douglas Fairbanks' "The Black Pirate."  The Alloy Orchestra is just an orchestra of three -Terry Donahue, Roger Miller, Ken Winokur- whose instruments include their famous "rack of junk" (scrap metal transformed into percussion) together with electronic synthesizers and more.  We'll hear their original scores for the 1920 Buster Keaton film, "One Week"  and the 1917 Chaplin film, "Easy Street," and more.

PROGRAM #3186, New Sounds Live Silent Film Series– Alloy Orchestra 2011 (First aired on 3-24-11)                     





Alloy Orchestra

Live at World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, Feb. 2, 2011

One Week (Buster Keaton), excerpt [2:00] Backstage (Fatty Arbuckle), excerpt:  [2:00]
Easy Street (Charlie Chaplin), excerpts [10:30]

These performances not available commercially, but DVD’s of the Keaton, Arbuckle and Chaplin shorts are available at Alloy’s web store:

Alloy Orchestra

Live at World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, Feb. 4, 2011

The Black Pirate (Douglas Fairbanks), excerpts [21:40], [11:30]

This performance not available commercially.

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Comments [1]

Kevin Green

I am trying to contact Roger Miller- I have not talked to him since the late 80's- I met him on a few occassions in South Carolina- I also opened up for him (solo concert) in Greenville, S.C. I can also be rached through Facebook

Aug. 25 2011 03:38 PM

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