The music collective, 3epkano celebrated their 10th anniversary with a showing of Metropolis, considered by many to be the most unique cinematic achievement from the silent era. Fritz Lang’s sci-fi epic was screened at the National Concert Hall on Thursday with an original live score by a 5 piece band. The music scored by Stephen Shannon recalled the style of 70's prog rock bands of the likes of Pink Floyd. Lioba Petrie's cello, both acoustic and electric emerged from the aural canvas created by guitar drums and keyboard and synthesiser carrying most of the melodic input . A long sit at three hours with newly recovered material added, but a mesmerizing glimpse into an interwar cinema experience with a contemporary element in the menacing pulsating score. There stalls were almost full with a mix of music and cinema buffs. Excellent value €15 for an extraordinary experience in this classy venue.
Metropolis from 3epkano video on Vimeo.