Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents
Fri 25 Feb 2011 | 7pm doors | £21 + bf
As well as being one of the most important Italian rock bands, Goblin are, alongside the likes of Ennio Morricone, the creators of some of the finest horror film soundtracks ever made.
Throughout their career, which spans from 1972 to the present day, Goblin have soundtracked around 20 films, but it is their rescoring of cult horror films Profondo Rosso, Suspiria and Dawn Of The Dead that really forms the basis of their legendary reputation. Ultimately dealing in progressive rock, through their hugely celebrated soundtracks the band explored electronica, tribal rhythms and experimental orchestration, as well as the notorious distorted vocals and terrifying experimental sounds which so perfectly enhanced the on-screen action. Enjoying a huge resurgence of interest in recent years, particularly amongst the alternative rock, goth and horror film communities, Goblin have reissued many of their classic soundtracks and DVDs of the films they worked on, with Giovanni Aloisio’s Goblin – La Musica La Paura Il Fenomeno published in 2005.
This show will see Claudio Simonetti, Maurizio Guarini, Massimo Morante, Bruno Previtali and Titta Tani performing their classic tracks from films such as Suspiria, Dawn Of The Dead, Profundo Rosso and more.
Support for this show comes from newly formed supergroup OV. An occult and ritual music project between musician, engineer and producer Iain Cook (Aereogramme/The Unwinding Hours) and vocalist p6 (Stretchheads/Desalvo), OV create visceral, disorientating sonics and abstract sounds using field recordings, coincidence, numerology and cut-up technique pioneered by Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs.
Making their debut performance, a ‘cleansing ritual’ will be performed to protect and empower cinema and defend against moral panic, reactionary media and social intolerance incorporating a triptych of early films by three maverick directors: Art of Mirrors by Derek Jarman (1973), Puce Moment by Kenneth Anger (1949) and Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times) by David Lynch (1966).
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+)
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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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