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Alloy Orchestra returning to Springville

WELCOME BACK — The Alloy Orchestra will be playing at the Springville Center for the Arts on Nov. 16.
The Alloy Orchestra will return to Springville Center for the Arts on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. to provide live accompaniment to some early cinema favorites.

Alloy Orchestra’s Keaton and Arbuckle show features three short films by two film stars, Buster Keaqton and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle.

Called “the best in the world at accompanying silent film” by critic Roger Ebert, the Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that writes and performs live accompaniment to classic, silent films.

They have performed at film festivals and cultural centers in the U.S. and abroad, including the Telluride Film Festival, the Louvre, Lincoln Center, the Academy of Motion Pictures, and the National Gallery of Art.

The Alloy Orchestra has revived some of the most recognizable masterpieces of the silent era. A combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the orchestra the ability to create a wide range of sounds.

Utilizing a “rack of junk” and electronic synthesizers, the group generates music in a variety of styles. They are able to conjure up a French symphony or a German bar band of the 1920s.

This presentation includes Keaton’s first on-screen appearance in The Butcher Boy in 1917, followed by Good Night Nurse from 1918 and The Playhouse from 1921.

Tickets are available presale or at the door. They can be purchased at or by calling 592-9038.

The Springville Center for the Arts is located at 37 North Buffalo Street, in Springville.


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