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Alloy Orchestra comes to ‘gate!

By Melanie Silverman '16 on November 20, 2013


The Alloy Orchestra came to Colgate to play over the 1927 silent film, Underworld.  The Alloy Orchestra played their original and live music for students in Film & Media Studies courses as well for various other courses.  The event was open to all students and faculty and the auditorium was packed! The Orchestra is made up of three performers, all who helped compose original music to play over old, silent films.  They play a keyboard, drums, an accordion, as well as atypical instruments found in junkyards that they call their “rack of junk.”  It was an amazing experience to hear live music over an originally silent film from the 1920s, especially from an orchestra that performs at various film festivals throughout the year.

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