Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents
Sat 26 Feb 2011 | 7.30pm | £15 + bf
“I caught Mondo Morricone in 2000 as a young student at the University of Stirling. It was such a carefully crafted and loving show, I bootlegged the performance and cherished that cassette for many years to come. When I finally saw Morricone performing with his 100 piece orchestra at Verona’s colliseum this year, although a wonderful experience, I can honestly say that I preferred Duglas and David’s Mondo Morricone show. I’ll be down the front, cassette recorder in hand…”
Brian Reynolds, Co-Curator, Glasgow Music and Film Festival
Probably the most celebrated living composer of film soundtracks, Ennio Morricone’s universally recognised theme for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is just one of his achievements. As well as his collaborations with Sergio Leone on a series of spaghetti westerns, renowned for their forward thinking use of motifs and musique concrete influence, Morricone has scored more than 450 films, from the Italian Giallo movies of the 60s and 70s to huge Hollywood hits such as The Mission and The Untouchables, to classics of European cinema including Cinema Paradiso and Le Cage Aux Folles.
In January 2000, Davie Scott (The Pearlfishers) and Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits) brought together some of Scotland’s finest musicians to celebrate the wide and wonderful world of Ennio Morricone, including members of Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, The Bathers and The Vaselines plus veteran Scottish broadcaster Peter Easton.
Now the duo are returning with an even bigger and even better version of Mondo Morricone, featuring a host of pop and jazz artists, and some specially curated visuals to accompany some of the most extraordinary, idiosyncractic music ever written. Guests confirmed so far include:
Mick Slaven (The Leopards, Deacon Blue)
Jim Gash (The Pearlfishers, Deacon Blue)
Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian)
Sarah-Beth Brown (Born By Wires)
Peter Easton (BBC Scotland)
Gareth Perrie (Randolph’s Leap)
Marco Rea (The Wellgreen, Starla Records)
+ more to be announced
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.
This show is 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
No forthcoming events
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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