USA 1982: WE STOOD LIKE KINGS PLAYS KOYAANISQATSI + LUCY CLAIRE
The Brussels-based post-rock band We Stood Like Kings announces the release of a new film music project entitled USA 1982, intended as an alternative soundtrack for the American cult movie Koyaanisqatsi directed by Godfrey Reggio.
After BERLIN 1927 and USSR 1926, this third opus USA 1982 – the band’s most ambitious project to this day, a musical reinterpretation of a movie world-famous for its original score by Philip Glass – embodies the musical maturity of the band which, since 2012, has devoted itself to the accompaniment of masterworks of silent cinema. In 2017, despite celebrating its thirty fifth birthday, Koyaanisqatsi remains profoundly modern. The relationship between humanity, nature and technology illustrated by Godfrey Reggio, Ron Fricke and co. in the movie finds itself at the heart of the challenges of today’s society. At the crossroads between Chopin, Pink Floyd and Explosions In The Sky, We Stood Like Kings plays instrumental progressive rock tinted with neoclassical influences thanks to the central presence of the piano.
Support from Lucy Claire
Lucy Claire is a remarkable composer and producer, whose music fuses classical, cinematic and world influences. Her bittersweet piano motifs and melancholy string melodies, loaded with atmospheric soundscapes, along with off kilter harmonies and deep and compelling structures, have often been compared to music by composers such as Nils Frahm and Johann Johannsson as well as post rock artists like Mogwai.
A young, London based composer originally from the North East of England she is perhaps best known for her Collaborations series which has seen her work with artists such as Alev Lenz and Yuri Kono, where intricate thought-provoking vocal melodies are combined with her wistful spectral, piano and string based sound.
UNRESERVED SEATING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE