Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents
Sun 19 Feb 2012 | 6.30pm & 8.30pm | £9
The ultimate underwater musical experience
After the sell-out success of last year’s event, the ultimate underwater musical experience returns to a swimming pool in Glasgow. With the space transformed into a darkened listening chamber and radiating soft light, listeners move in and out of the water as two separate soundsystems create an immersive and unforgettable experience both under and over the water.
Live electronics over water come courtesy of Joel Cahen and La Horrox, with a cinematic electro-acoustic set and voice and modulated electronics respectively.
Please note: This event has been relocated to the Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow G3 6DT, with events at the new times of 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Locker provisions will not be available but a cloakroom will be available for valuables. Please arrive in good time as we anticipate queues while ticket holders are signed into the venue, and don’t forgot your swimming costume and your own towel.
“Astonishingly immediate, inescapable, and faintly perplexing.” The Guardian
ABOUT GLASGOW MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL //
Now in its fourth year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival is a series of one-off events combining audio and visuals. Lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks from the Glasgow Film Festival and the Arches, the results range from the entertaining to the inspirational to the downright weird.
This year’s festival runs from 16th-26th February 2012 and and comprises a series of gigs at venues across the city, complemented by a programme of music documentaries and fiction films at the GFT. For all the up-to-date news and ticket competitions, follow the GMFF on Facebook.
Suitable for all ages
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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