Drowned in Sound in association with Sensoria presents:
65daysofstatic have moved away from their standard touring format to present a new project for 2011 – live soundtracking the 1972 sci fi kitsch classic, ‘Silent Running’.
The film will be presented with the original dialogue intact, as an engaging cinematic experience. Director Trumbull’s speculative environmental feature follows Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) a loner crew member of a spaceship harbouring the Earth’s last nature reserves. Lowell goes renegade when he and his crew are instructed to jettison his beloved forests and return home. Add to that the excitement (and volume) of 65daysofstatic’s barrage of sound and multi textured music. Expect dirty, fragile, instrumental-guitar-synth mayhem.
Say the band:
“Five of our favourite things are 70s Sci-fi movies, film soundtracks, playing gigs, robots and Bruce Dern. We get to pull all of these things together to create 90-minute piece of full-on entertainment. People have been calling our music soundscapey and cinematic since we began, but this has mostly been an accidental by product of our intentions. So it’ll be nice to finally embrace that and rewrite the soundtrack of a movie that represents an era of movie-making that has arguably influenced us as much as any music has ever done”
All this in Sheffield’s one and only c.1973 venue Queens Social Club. This will be the first time the ‘Silent Running’ re-score is performed by the band in England; after May there are no further live plans for them until September. Do not miss this special 65dos concert.
Originally commissioned by Glasgow Film & Music Festival.
Part of Glasgow Film Festival.
Age restrictions: 18+
Tickets £11.50 available online:
And in person: