Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents
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.
ABOUT GLASGOW MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL //
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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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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