Brian Reynolds' Glasgow Music and Film Festival highlights

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  • 16 February 2011
Glasgow Music and Film Festival Highlights

Music programmer for The Arches picks out the music events highlights

‘As someone with indie Glasgow sensibilities, Mondo Morricone’s the event I’m most excited about. I first saw it ten years ago at Stirling’s Cowane Centre as a penniless student. Eugene Kelly and Isobel Campbell played with Duglas [T Stewart, of BMX Bandits] and Davie [Scott, of The Pearlfishers.] I bootlegged a copy of that gig, which I listened to loads. Then about eight months ago I approached Duglas to ask if he’d put the show back together, which he has done for the GFF.

Getting Goblin to come over especially is also pretty exciting. We had them booked last year, but they split up and we had to cancel it. We got in touch this year to ask if Claudio Simonetti [keyboards] would come over on his own, and they were like, ‘Actually, we’re back together again.’ Seems like they’ve fallen back in again! So we’re flying them over from Rome, and one member from Toronto. We’ve borrowed a high-power projector from the GFT; that’ll be screened in the main arch. Opening for Goblin will be a new project called OV [Iain Cook, ex-Aereogramme, with p6, aka Phil from DeSalvo] where they’ll score films by Derek Jarman and David Lynch.

It’s good to have Zombie Zombie back. I love that band. When I’d asked them last year to do a tribute to John Carpenter’s films, they weren’t keen at first. But they changed their minds and did it, and it led to a record being released. They loved the process, and this year are doing the Battleship Potemkin score.

The Lucky Dragons show is genuinely exciting too. We’ve been working with Cry Parrot on that one. It’ll be good to let the audience interact and control things.’

Glasgow Film Festival

Since 2005, Scotland's fastest-growing film festival has become a force to be reckoned with in the movie world. This year's event features an exploration of classic and less-renowned American films from the epochal year of 1969, the best of Belgian cinema, and anniversary party celebrations of sci-fi cine-epics Alien and…

Zombie Zombie

Parisian duo who apparently 'use sound and rhythm to explore the feeling of fear growing inside you'.

Glasgow Music & Film Festival

The music strand of Glasgow Film Festival, co-curated GFF and The Arches, returns with a programme featuring artists including Goblin, Zombie Zombie and Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits) paying tribute to their favourite films and soundtracks.

David Scott, Duglas T Stewart & friends: Mondo Morricone

Unique interpetations of Ennio Morricone's classic soundtracks from Davie Scott (The Pearlfishers) and Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits) and various musicians, including members of Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, The Bathers and The Vaselines plus veteran Scottish broadcaster Peter Easton. Part of the Glasgow Music…

Lucky Dragons: No Boundaries, No Hierarchies

Experimental electronica that aims to break down boundaries between audience and artist, backed by silent short film screenings. Part of the Glasgow Music and Film Festival.

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin

The Italian band formed in the early 70s plays frenetic prog rock.

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