Here’s a review of a special Moog Ensemble gig.
An amazing experience for me personally as I was given license by Kubrick’s estate to re-sequence Clockwork Orange, The Shining and 2001 to a medley of compositions the films – played live by the Moog Ensemble to celebrate the opening of the Kubrick Exhibition in Copenhagen.
Expect humour and eclectic repertoire as we bring together a multitude of Moogs with ‘the nation’s ukulele orchestra’ _ in an unprecedented double-bill. The synth-pop of Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory joins extracts from Wendy Carlos’ _Clockwork Orange soundtrack and her ground-breaking Switched-On Bach album, followed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: a group who believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation – as long as they are played on the ukulele. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, before the Ukes and Moogs team up at the end for something new, surprising and delightful.
Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), Adrian Utley (Portishead) and an ensemble of jazz, classical and punk musicians exploit the full potential of the Moog synthesiser, performing as a part of the Moog Concordance at the Barbican on the 8th July.
The electronic ensemble use their fascinating array of analogue, vintage instruments to perform an almost impossibly vast breadth of music: from new compositions by Gregory to transcriptions of classical works.
The Moog Ensemble will also perform for the first time at this show a selection of reworked pieces from the iconic score for Stanley Kubrick classic A Clockwork Orange.
Live Visuals by Minton.