26 February 2011

Blade Runner remix

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) here in Brisbane is currently running a Science Fiction exhibition, called "A New Tomorrow: Visions Of The Future In Cinema", screening a whole lot of films that paint varying (utopian and dystopian) views of our future.

Tonight was a special event, called "Zan Lyons vs Blade Runner AV".

Here's the blurb from the GOMA website:
Zan Lyons vs Blade Runner AV
Fri 25 & Sat 26 February 8.30pm (75 mins) / Cinema A
Don’t miss this exclusive audio-visual performance by Berlin-based filmmaker and sound artist Zan Lyons. With an international reputation for his uncompromising recordings and live shows, Lyons will perform with viola, foot pedals and laptop while simultaneously remixing and reworking Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner 1982. Lyons has completely rewritten the film's legendary electronic score by composer Vangelis, and re-edited several scenes with his own visuals to achieve a dark and chaotic spectacle.

The PR/Marketing department at work was offered free passes by the gallery (free is always good!) so I called up Marketing and said I was keen. Having re-watched Blade Runner within the last few weeks as part of Double Feature SciFi Saturday, it sounded like fun.

06 February 2011

Double Feature Sci-Fi Saturday

We had our 2nd DFSFS tonight. What with "The Adjustment Bureau" (based on a story by Philip K Dick) coming out in cinemas at the beginning of March, February is dedicated entirely to films based on his other works.

Tonight we watched "Blade Runner" (The Final Cut) and "Impostor". If you haven't seen (or read) Impostor, it's worth checking out. It has its flaws as a film, but it's a brilliant short story.

Next Saturday night: "Minority Report" and "Total Recall".

The week after that: "Paycheck" and "Next".

Not actually making the February PKD schedule: "A Scanner Darkly" which we can always watch when we have a run of animated sci-fi.
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