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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2011 - MUSIC & FILM Now in its third year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival 2011 is a series of one-off events combining audio and visuals. It is lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks from Glasgow Film Festival and the Arches, whose hand-picked, carefully curated programme of live events and films aims to strike the perfect balance between reverent celebration and future innovation in music, film and the culture that unites them both. The results range from the entertaining, to the inspirational, to the downright weird. With highlights of the 2010 festival including Zombie Zombie's adrenaline- thumping interpretation of the music of John Carpenter and Thomas Truax's enigmatic tribute to David Lynch, 2011's festival pushes the creative ethos even further, with Goblin, Zombie Zombie, 65daysofstatic, Davie Scott, Duglas T Stewart, Lucky Dragons and many more being selected to interpret, rework and pay homage films such as The Wicker Man, Battleship Potemkin and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The gigs will be complemented by a varied programme of music documentaries which will be announced along with the full Glasgow Film Festival line-up on 19 January 2011. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. 65DAYSOFSTATIC, The Arches, Sat 19 & Sun 20 February, 7.30pm, £10 With their layered, intense barrages of sounds and textures, 65daysofstatic fuse keyboards, drum samples, angry post-rock guitars and gritty synth noise to create headphone-hungry, cinematic soundscapes for the digital age. Whilst fourth album We Were Exploding Anyway delves deeper into the electronic undercurrent of their Glasgow Film Festival is an operating name of Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No. 97369 with its registered office at 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB. GFT is registered as a charity (No SC005932) with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. music, the band have always retained their post-rock core, thriving off a reputation as an unbelievable live act. With their music used as the score for the Radio 4 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five earlier this year, the band now create an original 90-minute score for Douglas Trumbull's science fiction classic Silent Running. Gary Lucas, Monday 21 February, O2 ABC, Mon 21 February, 8pm, £15 Unknown to most film-goers – even die-hard horror and fantasy cinema buffs – a second, alternate, and many would hold, superior version of Dracula (1931, d. Enrique Tovar Alvalos and George Melford) was being filmed at night on the same sets and sound stages as the famous Tod Browning/Bela Lugosi Dracula, with virtually the same script – but with a Spanish-speaking cast, in a Spanish-language production aimed at the burgeoning Latin market. In autumn 2009, Gary Lucas, following the success of his live solo guitar score for Tod Browning's silent thriller The Unholy Three, turned his creative energies towards composing a new solo guitar score for the infamous Spanish-language Dracula. The film contains virtually no music beyond the opening and closing titles – Gary's music flows throughout, underscoring the spoken Spanish dialogue sequences as well as the long expressive shots that contain only sound effects. NYOS Futures: Vanishing Boundaries, The Arches, Mon 21, 8pm, £9/£6 For this innovative cross art-form project The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s contemporary chamber ensemble, NYOS Futures, collaborates with artists working in a variety of media to produce a truly unique, live audiovisual experience. NYOS Futures will perform stunning new works composed in response to a collection of immersive visual arts projects, combining elements of film, photography, animation, electronic surround-sound design, story telling and live performance. This vibrant performance event explores notions of vanishing boundaries: either real or imagined; past or present; local or global. Lucky Dragons: No Boundaries, No Hierarchies, The Arches: Tues 22, 7.30pm, £7 Hailed for their original brand of world-infused glitchy electronica, Lucky Dragons are an experimental music act from Los Angeles intent on breaking down boundaries. Promoting a democratic relationship between the audience and the band, their live shows see them encouraging audience members to participate by handing out touch sensitive wires and instruments. For this specially commissioned event, Lucky Dragons break down the boundaries even further, screening silent shorts submitted by the audience on numerous projectors but with one main difference: you control the music, and you control the films. For info on how to get involved go to http://www.thearches.co.uk/Lucky- Dragons-2011 Glasgow Film Festival is an operating name of Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No. 97369 with its registered office at 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB. GFT is registered as a charity (No SC005932) with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Zombie Zombie: Battleship Potemkin, The Arches, 23 Feb, 7.30pm, £10 Parisian duo Zombie Zombie, self-confessed analogue freaks, kraut-disco devotees and ‘crazy scientist musical project’, are also renowned horror movie obsessives. Inspired by the legendary film soundtracks of Goblin, last year's Glasgow Music and Film Festival saw the Parisian duo perform music from the films of John Carpenter, expertly raising and lowering the pulse of the crowd to recreate the thrilling emotional crescendos of the classic horror movie through their nouveau psych music. They went on to tour the show all around Europe, as well as releasing a CD of Carpenter's music produced by Joakim. For this special music event, the band will recreate the live score of Sergei Eisenstein's seminal 1925 film Battleship Potemkin – possibly one of the most revolutionary propaganda films of all time. The Memory Band: The Wicker Man, The Arches, Thurs 24 Feb. 7.30pm, £6 As a tribute to the magical work of Paul Giovanni and friends, The Memory Band will perform songs such as Gently Jonny, Willow’s Song, Corn Rigs and many more from the soundtrack to the classic 1973 film The Wicker Man. Led by producer Stephen Cracknell, the musical line up will include the usual Memory Band alignment of talents, both known and emerging, along with special guest Johnny Lynch of Pictish Trail. Website: http://thememoryband.blogspot.com/ Goblin, The Arches, Friday 25, 7pm, £24 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 twenty films, but it is their rescoring of 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. David Scott, Duglas T Stewart & Friends: Mondo Morricone, The Arches, Sat 26, 7.30pm, £15 Glasgow Film Festival is an operating name of Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No. 97369 with its registered office at 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB. GFT is registered as a charity (No SC005932) with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. 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. Now the duo are returning with an even bigger and better version of Mondo Morricone, with artists from the worlds of pop and jazz, and specially curated visuals to accompany some of the most extraordinary, idiosyncractic music ever written. For more information and images please contact Alison Young, Press Officer, Glasgow Film Festival at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 332 6335 xt 245 Notes to editors: Tickets for all shows are on sale now from the Glasgow Film Theatre Box Office in person on 0141 332 6535 or online via http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/whats_on/ or from the Arches Box Office in person, on 0141 565 1000 or online via www.thearches.co.uk For Gary Lucas, from the GFT or from O2 ABC Glasgow in person, on 0844 477 2000 or online via www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk GCMB and Creative Scotland continue to be valued partners and core funders of GFF. This year we celebrate the inauguration of GFF’s partnership with EventScotland, having been designated a flagship cultural event of the year. Glasgow City Marketing Bureau is the official marketing agency for metropolitan Glasgow. It is engaged in national and international activity comprising: development and implementation of the city branding campaign Glasgow: Scotland with style; event creation, attraction, management and marketing; conventions, incentives, meetings and exhibition sales; conference and event accommodation bookings; public relations and the development of the website: www.seeglasgow.com EventScotland is the national events agency. EventScotland is working to make Scotland one of the world’s leading event destinations. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events Glasgow Film Festival is an operating name of Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No. 97369 with its registered office at 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB. GFT is registered as a charity (No SC005932) with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. The Year of Active Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative being delivered by EventScotland and VisitScotland which began on the 1st January 2011. For more information go to www.eventscotland.org/activescotland EventScotland in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland is delivering Event Team Scotland, a new web - based portal which matches volunteers across Scotland with exciting sporting and cultural events. For more information please visit www.eventteamscotland.com For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org Creative Scotland is the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. Established in July 2010, Creative Scotland is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) and is a significant investor in the creative sector, committing both Scottish Government and National Lottery funding. It is committed to working with partners across local government and the wider public sector, creative people and organisations, as well as commercial partners. Creative Scotland will: · Invest in talent · Invest in quality of artistic production · Invest in audiences, access and participation · Invest in the cultural economy · Invest in places and their contribution to a Creative Scotland Education, equalities and international partnerships underpin all of our work. Creative Scotland has replaced both Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council. Glasgow Film Festival is an operating name of Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No. 97369 with its registered office at 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB. GFT is registered as a charity (No SC005932) with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
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