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Sounds of Silents: A Night of Music and Silent Shorts with Alloy Orchestra

Sounds of Silents

"100 Most Creative People in Entertainment" - Entertainment Weekly

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Time: 8:30pm-11:30pm
  • Cost: $40 general public, $30 museum members
  • Tickets:  This event is sold out and tickets are no longer available.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Enjoy Alloy's Orchestra live accompaniment to silent film shorts using an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, ranging from found percussion to state-of-the-art electronics. Their famous "rack of junk" allows them to create any sound imaginable as you view silent shorts from 1906–1927. Tickets include open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and pre-show music by Classic Collective DJs & DJ Carl Jr.

Sounds of Silents is a post-gala event benefiting AVAM's exhibitions and educational programs. AVAM's first floor of the Jim Rouse Visionary Center will be transformed into a special theater where Sounds of Silents ticket holders and AVAM's gala attendees will gather for a unique experience as the world-famous Alloy Orchestra performs live music to 10 short films from its "Wild & Weird" collection. Come early to enjoy music from Collective DJs, and snacks, beer, and wine in AVAM's Sculpture Barn.

"The best in the world at accompanying silent films." -Roger Ebert

"100 Most Creative People in Entertainment" -Entertainment Weekly

8:30pm Open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and pre-show music by Classic Collective DJs & DJ Carl Jr. in AVAM's Sculpture Barn
9:30pm Special presentation in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center of our 2017 Grand Visionary Gala Awardees: Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife and Pulitzer Prize finalist; and Richard Garriott, the first person to organize an art exhibition in space
10pm Sounds of Silence: Music & Silent Shorts with Alloy Orchestra begins. The musicians perform live music to 10 short films from their "Wild & Weird" collection. Alloy Orchestra's live accompaniment to silent film shorts uses their famous "rack of junk" and electronic synthesizers, allowing them to create any sound imaginable!