65daysofstatic score Silent Running

Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents

65daysofstatic score Silent Running

Sun 20 Feb 2011 | 7.30pm doors | £10 + bf

With its layered, intense barrages of sounds and textures, 65daysofstatic‘s hybrid of math-rock and electronica fuses keyboards, heavy off-beat drum samples, angry post-rock guitars and gritty synth noise to create headphone-hungry, cinematic soundscapes for the digital age. Whilst fourth album We Were Exploding Anyway, released in April 2010, delves deeper into the ever-present electronic undercurrent of their music, their music has retained its post-rock core, and the band continue to thrive off their reputation as an unbelievable live act.

After featuring in the score for the Radio 4 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five earlier this year, this special commission sees them create an original 90-minute score for Douglas Trumbull‘s 1972 dystopian classic Silent Running, which follows one man’s fight to save a spaceship’s forest, acting as a metaphor for the total collapse of civilisation. With the band whipping up ferocious and heartbreaking barricades of dirty, fragile, instrumental-guitar-synth mayhem, in surround sound (where possible), this is shaping up to be quite a spectacle.

There are also awesome robots.


Now in its third year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival is lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks at the Glasgow Film Theatre and the Arches. A series of specially commissioned, one-off events combining audio and visuals, the results range from the entertaining, to the inspirational, to the downright weird.

14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over)

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