GoGo Penguin - Koyaanisqatsi - A new score (performed live)
In a special event to mark the 25th anniversary of Hull Jazz Festival, jazz electronica outfit GoGo Penguin perform their exhilarating new live score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult masterpiece Koyaanisqatsi.
Originally scored by Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi is a remarkable cinematic masterpiece and a firm favourite of the band’s for its powerful fusion of music and image. In 2015, GoGo Penguin wrote and performed their new score for the film as part of the opening season of Home – a new centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester. The audience response was over-whelming and the band has chosen to revisit the project in 2017.
GoGo Penguin’s richly emotional music offers a perfect contemporary dialogue with Reggio’s profound images. Moving from fragile beauty to powerful frenzy, their rich new score reflects the original themes of the film and, in performance, offers an overwhelming audio-visual experience that will appeal to fans of GoGo Penguin and cult cinema in equal measure.
This production was originally commissioned by HOME in Manchester as part of the Music and Film Project, supported by Film Hub North West Central, part of the BFI Film Audience Network , and the PRS for Music Foundation.
GoGo Penguin will also present As Above So Below, their commissioned tribute to Basil Kirchin, Hull’s forgotten musical genius. And there’s another opportunity to see Nova Studios’ Kirchin documentary Mind on The Run.
Photo credit Sarah Leech - Home Manchester
Original logo by Paul Middlewick
- Sat, 18 Nov 2017
- Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RQ
Tickets available from Monday 8th May at 10am from Hull City Hall online or in person at the box office.