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BERLIN: Live Synth Jam set to film ‘Symphony of a Metropolis’

0:00 Act 1 14:51 Act 2 23:30 Act 3 35:51 Act 4 52:15 Act 5 A remastered version of my live performance on Sunday 19 Sep 2021 (I cut a few mins at the beginning and near middle to fit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lJ2T… ) – the original performance was done ‘wild’ so to speak, but by accident I had both playing when I was remastering the audio, and they worked really well together, so here we are. The silent film from 1927 is Public Domain with credits of course so the opening titles are left in-tact. There is no subtext to this composite beyond the original live being an homage to 1970s vs 1920s Berlin sound, progressive sequential synthesizer. About the film from Wikipedia “Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis or Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (German: Berlin: Die Sinfonie der GroƟstadt) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written by Carl Mayer and Karl Freund. … All of the acts is the theme of the train and streetcar. Much of the motion in the film, and many of the scene transitions, are built around the motion of trains and streetcars…The film is an example of the ‘city symphony’ film genre.[1] It portrays the life of a city, mainly through visual impressions in a semi-documentary style, without the narrative content of more mainstream films, though the sequencing of events can imply a kind of loose theme or impression of the city’s daily life.”

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