Fri 18 Feb 2011 | 6.30pm | £7.50/£6
N.B. This is a film screening (not a live performance) taking place at the GFT. Suitable for ages 12+
In this epic tale of a wager between God and Satan, Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, a learned alchemist with the cure for a terrible plague ravaging his country. Faust yields as Mephisto offers more and more. By the end, Faust is willing to give Mephisto anything, even his soul.
This is the premiere of F. W. Murnau’s incredible film Faust with a new semi-classical score for string quintet and electronics by Alex Smoke. It features the Scottish Ensemble performing the classical elements of the score and a multitude of electronic elements, employing cutting edge techniques to weave in hidden references and meaning.
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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