Cry Parrot and Glasgow Music and Film Festival present
Tue 22 Feb 2011 | 7.30pm | £7 + bf
Hailed for their original brand of mediative, world-infused, glitchy electronica, Lucky Dragons are an experimental music act from Los Angeles with the ability to make “everyday sounds become alluringly other“. At their live shows, the band promote a democratic relationship between the audience and themselves, passing out touch sensitive wires and instrumentation to encourage the audience to participate and manipulate the sounds coming from the speakers.
At this special one-off conceptual event from Cry Parrot and Glasgow Music & Film Festival, the band aim to break down the traditional boundaries and hierarchies between performance and audience members even further, encouraging full participation from audience members - you control the music, and you control the film.
Cry Parrot invite YOU to submit films which will be screened from numerous projectors throughout the performance. With no thematic, stylistic, narrative or picture quality requirements, the films can be about anything, and ALL received submissions will be used provided they are silent and no more than 10 minutes long. If you are interested in submitting a film, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for this event is equally special, in the form of a collaborative choir between Wounded Knee and you, the audience:
“I thought it would be useful to say a wee bit about what I’m hoping for with this collaborative choir, so that you have an idea in advance and I’m not just springing something on you on the night. In short, I’d like to invite everyone attending the Lucky Dragons show to perform with me during my set as a big choir. In this way it won’t be a Wounded Knee set at all; it will be our set. It will be an acoustic affair. No mics and no PA necessary.”
Drew Wright AKA Wounded Knee
For full details on what they’ve got planned, see their Facebook note.
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.
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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.
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