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            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 press@glasgowfilm.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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