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Symphony of a Metropolis II: ‘We Stood Like Kings’

The original music for Ruttmanns ‘Symphony of a metropolis’ was composed by Edmund Meisel and played live with a symphony orchestra. However, Ruttmanns semi-documentary portrait of Berlin remains as a strong inspiration for creating new soundtracks up until now. The Belgian neoclassical post-rock band ‘We Stood Like Kings’ specialize in producing live soundtracks for silent films and/or use selected film-scenes as part of their multi-media performances.