GoGo Penguin: 'Koyaanisqatsi'
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Koyaanisqatsi
Original Composition

GoGo Penguin: 'Koyaanisqatsi'

A New Score (Performed Live)

OCT 10–11 | GOGO PENGUIN

Oct 10, 2019
Miner Auditorium
ThuOct 10

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7:30 PM

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GoGo Penguin present a live performance of their original score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi performed live with the film.

Originally scored by Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi is a remarkable cinematic masterpiece and a firm favourite of the band’s for it’s 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.

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 over-whelming audio-visual experience that will appeal to fans of GoGo Penguin and cult cinema in equal measure.

In a night of film and music, the trio applies their hypnotic, swirling grooves informed by EDM and post-modern classical composition to this performance of their new score to filmmaker Godfrey Reggio’s landmark 1983 film Koyaanisqatsi, accompanying a screening of the film and replacing the iconic Philip Glass soundtrack.

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 lure you into a trance-like state, they toy with your emotions, feeding some primal need with jolts of energy.

London Jazz News

GoGo Penguin lure you into a trance-like state, they toy with your emotions, feeding some primal need with jolts of energy.

London Jazz News

Personnel

Chris Illingsworth piano
Nick Blacka bass
Rob Turner drums

A group that lives comfortably beyond artistic restraints.

Pitchfork

Personnel

Chris Illingsworth piano
Nick Blacka bass
Rob Turner drums

A group that lives comfortably beyond artistic restraints.

Pitchfork

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