martes, 21 de octubre de 2008

Everything's Connected (Pt. II)

By the middle of the 90's, in the middle of a tv zapping, I was hooked with a scene of a movie that featured a spaceship exploding in the air, with a terrific score on the background. I waited for the ending credits, and after a little research, I discovered the movie excerpt I saw was the ending of Godfrey Reggio's 1982 movie Koyaanisqatsi, and the background music was made by a guy named Phillip Glass.

By the end of the 90's I was hooked on Aphex Twin music, and on Chris Cunningham videoclips. I had access to several AFX albums, and I caught my ear on some piano-only tracks, those were pretty interesting, and very different to the rest of the album. One of those tracks I liked the most was "Icct Hedral", and some time later I discovered that track was orchestrated by Phillip Glass himself...

(Left, Glass. Right, James).

By the same time I was hooked on Aphex Twin, I had the chance to see on TV some excerpts of a very interesting documentary named "Baraka". After researching I discovered it was directed by Ron Fricke, who was the cinematographer of...Koyaanisqatsi.


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