Alloy Orchestra performing Live to Man with a Movie Camera at the screening party at Crosby Hotel, Soho
A private concert, reception and screening of Dziga Vertov's “Man with a Movie Camera,” the 1929 masterpiece of Russian avant-garde cinema, accompanied by a live performance by the Alloy Orchestra, was presented in the luxurious screening room of Soho's new Crosby Hotel, to celebrate the filmmaker's first and most comprehensive North American retrospective presented at MOMA. The wine and hors d'oevre reception and the screening was followed by dinner and discussion at the neighboring Caffé Falai.
About Alloy Orchestra: "The three-man ensemble's original score (for Man with a Movie Camera) - a syncopated noise symphony that, at once homemade and high-tech, mixes radio transmissions, birdcalls, and police sirens - surpasses all expectations in its sensitivity to Vertov's wit, eccentricity, and sense of rhythm. ... A once-in-a-life-time experience."
J. Hoberman, Village Voice