Efterklang set for Glasgow show and screening of film An Island
Danish band screen Vincent Moon documentary on UK tour
Efterklang are back, as you’ve never seen them before. Although the delicate and atmospheric soundscapes of the Danish quartet will be familiar to Glasgow’s live concert-goers, this latest show will be enhanced by a pre-gig screening of An Island, their new live film with director Vincent Moon, famed for his Blogothèque Take-Away Shows and Mogwai’s live film Burning.
‘It’s Efterklang and Vincent Moon on an island for four days last August, playing our songs with the local people in strange locations, trying out a few sound experiments and so on,’ says the band’s vocalist Casper Clausen.
The island in question is Als in the south of Denmark, where three members of the band grew up. Much of the music in the film is taken from last year’s Magic Chairs album. An Island, says Clausen, is ‘part like a music film, then a documentary and also a piece of film art, because of course it’s Vincent doing it.’
As well as being shown on this tour, the film will be available for anyone to screen in any venue free of charge. You just need to conform to the self-christened private-public rules the band have set, stating that the performance be free, public and so on (go to www.anisland.cc for the full Efterklang-approved list). ‘It’s been overwhelming,’ says Clausen. ‘We have over 400 screenings around the world already, in Europe, North America, Japan, Russia … Africa is the only continent still to have a screening. It’s a perfect way to screen it, because showing it this way fits perfectly with the spirit in which the film was made.’
Oran Mor, Glasgow, Thu 24 Feb