A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. GoGo Penguin’s richly emotional music offers a perfect contemporary dialogue with Reggio’s profound images.
GoGo Penguin Koyaanisqatsi A new score (a new score performed live)
In 2017 GoGo Penguin will be touring an exhilarating new project featuring 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. 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 ofthe 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.
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. Photo credit Sarah Leech Home Manchester
This experimental film looks at the world and more specifically the effect man has had on the landscape and the environment. Without narration, the film shows the world in a pristine condition and untouched: blue skies, beautiful landscapes and endless vistas. The man-made world is much less appealing. Essentially a montage using a variety of film techniques to provide a visually stunning montage of images