Enjoy Alloy Orchestra's 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.
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 Classic Collective DJs & DJ Carl Jr, 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 Enjoy pre-movie nibbles, drinks, and 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. 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!