GoGo Penguin - Koyaanisqatsi - A new score (performed live)

Hull Jazz Festival, J-Night and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 present a special event to mark Hull Jazz Festival's 25th anniversary. Jazz electronica outfit GoGo Penguin perform their exhilarating new live score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult masterpiece Koyaanisqatsi in the stunning surroundings of Hull City Hall. 

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
This is an archived event, tickets are no longer for sale

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