Jodrell Bank Observatory

World Premiere Of New Live Soundtrack By Oneohtrix Point Never

The Brooklyn-based producer has composed a new film soundtrack which will be premiered as part of the ‘Watch the Skies!’ weekend on the 4th October.

Abandon Normal Devices present the first ever large-scale outdoor cinematic event at The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory, taking place on the 3rd and 4th October. The Sci-fi weekend of cinema, talks and music will ‘bring you to the darkest space of the universe as we make contact with the unknown’, with ‘tales of artificial life, dark stars, extra-terrestrial encounters and drama on a planetary scale’.

Experimental composer Oneohtrix Point Never’s new live soundtrack  is written to accompany the Katsuhiro Otomo anime film ‘Magnetic Rose’, alongside rarely seen footage of Sputnik 1, the Russian satellite which launched the Space Race on the very same date in 1957. Oneohtrix Point Never’s futuristic soundscapes continuously conjure mystical images of the unknown, and so this premier will no doubt add a whole new dimension to the accompanying footage. His most recent album ‘R Plus Seven’ (released by Warp last year) was acclaimed by many, landing him a spot in NME’s list of 100 most influential artists.

Jodrell Bank Observatory is one of the largest radio telescopes in the world, and a leading research centre in astrophysics.  More information on the event and link to tickets can be found here.