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Field Notes: GoGo Penguin’s “Koyaanisqatsi” in Brooklyn

To compose a new score to Koyaanisqatsi, the breathtaking 1982 experimental film directed by Godfrey Reggio, is in many ways to remake the Mona Lisa. The first and best-known installment in Reggio’s dialogue-less Qatsi trilogy, it offers an interdependence of images, by cinematographer Ron Fricke, and music, by Philip Glass, that deserves comparison to milestones … Read More “Field Notes: GoGo Penguin’s “Koyaanisqatsi” in Brooklyn”

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GoGo Penguin: Man Made Object

As the JT reader will hear it, the British piano trio GoGo Penguin descends from acoustic jazz groups with pop tendencies-think the Bad Plus, e.s.t., certain ECM discs from the past couple decades, even the Brad Mehldau Trio in rock-interpreter mode. But whereas those bands can be discussed within a jazz-rooted narrative, GoGo Penguin amplifies … Read More “GoGo Penguin: Man Made Object”

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