This years theme:

Upside Down


Scottish rock innovators visit Aarhus

Scottish rock innovators visit Aarhus

Scottish Mogwai play the soundtrack to the movie ’Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise’. The movie, which is featured in the City Hall, depicts the development of nuclear power. 2015 marked the 70th year since the bombing of Hiroshima during WW2 and also marked the most destructive use of nuclear technology ever seen. The renowed film maker Mark Cousins made the movie using composed archival material to depict an era of fear. The movie looks into the feeling of duality concerning nuclear technology, where one side represents a weapon of mass destruction and the other a technology that saves lives in form of CT scans. The music combines dystopic and aggressive elements with dreaming and hopeful melodies. The fission of twangy strings against sombre snare hits, the disintegration of brittle synthesizers beneath a tide of feedback, a violin crying out in silence. Rikke Øxner, executive director of Aarhus Festival, says: - I have followed Mogwai and their constant development and search for new soundscapes ever since their first concerts in Denmark back in the 90’s, so to get the chance to watch them present their latest release in the beautiful setting that is Aarhus City Hall is an amazing opportunity. The grand old men of Scottish rock later re-worked the soundtrack and released it as a regular album with great reviews. Throughout their 21-year long career they have released eight studio albums, a live album and three soundtracks and despite of their very distinct position within the genre, they have continued to evolve their sound and expression. The screening of the film with the live performance of Mogwai premieres at the Edinburgh Festival only a few days before performing at the Aarhus City Hall. Buy your ticket here: FACTS Date/time: Sept. 1. 9.00-10.10 p.m. (the doors open at 8 p.m.) Venue: Aarhus City Hall, Rådhushallen Price: DKK 175-225 at Arranged by Aarhus Festuge Thanks to Aarhus City Hall

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