Music, Classical and opera

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A llve screening of Godfrey Reggio 1982 film 'Koyaanisqatsi', with a new arrangement of Phillip Glass's score performed live by Britten Sinfonia, Philip Glass Ensemble under Michael Reisman, and Trinity Laban Chamber Choir directed by Stephen Jackson.

(Reggio's time-lapse cinematic vision of American cities and landscapes, 'Koyaanisqatsi', has been described as a 'visual tone poem'. In this wordless vision of nature and civilization is Reggio's view of an 'uunbalanced world', the collision of man with technology and the inadequate, humiliated state of language. As iconic as Reggio's film is Glass's score – momentous in its gradations of tempi, its seismically shifting harmonies and its seminal pitting of synthesized sounds against the weight of the orchestra.)



Event website: http://www.barbican.org.uk
Event phone: 020 7638 8891
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