Monday, 12 November 2018

Monday Long Song

'Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance', a 1982 American experimental film directed by Godfrey Reggio, examines mankind's relationship with technology. The film contains no dialogue, characters or narrative structure, relying instead on stunning time-lapse imagery and the equally stunning music of Philip Glass to set the scenes. 'The Grid' is a real highlight of the piece, visually and musically. The world wakes, gradually picks up speed and ultimately hurtles into overdrive.

Philip Glass Ensemble - The Grid

1 comment:

Chris said...

Philip Glass' music is hit or miss for me. I like the slower stuff and the soundtrack for The Hours (2002) is beautiful. Koyaanisqatsi was too jarring as a stand-alone album for me. Probably works better together with the accompanying experimental film. I'll give The Grid a second chance

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