In October, HOME is set to continue its innovative series Music & Film, which sees musicians perform live scores to classic films. Manchester’s own GoGo Penguin will be creating a new soundtrack to Koyaanisqatsi – the unpronounceable, but very enjoyable, documentary about ‘life out of balance’. It features no dialogue or narration, just time-lapse footage of cities and landscapes. Despite its eccentric nature, Koyaanisqatsi has been a cult hit since its release in 1982. A big part of its success was the score, written by composer Philip Glass. So, GoGo Penguin have big shoes to fill with their new soundtrack. The result will certainly be very different, as the band are an acoustic/electronica trio whose music incorporates a mix of jazz, trip hop and rock. They were nominated for last year’s Mercury Prize, and have since signed to the legendary jazz label Blue Note.

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN, 8.45pm, £12 (£9 conc),

Fri 9 Oct - Sat 10 Oct
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 8 Oct 2015