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1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF

The "science fiction music drama” from Philip Glass

1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF

Composer: Philip Glass

Script: David Henry Hwang

Original projections by: Jerome Sirlin

 

Red Note in collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland

 

Directed by James Brining

Conducted by Jessica Cottis

Judith Howarth, Soprano

 

Colin Richmond, Designer

Simon Wilkinson, Lighting Designer

John Harris, Sound Designer

 

Premiered in 1988 in Vienna Airport’s Hangar No 3, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof combines a dramatic text with hypnotic music.  Described by its cult American composer Philip Glass as “a science fiction music drama”, this unique production will visit the Concorde Hangar at the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune, Woodend Barn in Banchory, and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

 

An actor plays the mysterious ‘M’ who recalls his encounters with extraterrestrial life-forms and their message to him: “It is better to forget, it is pointless to remember. No-one will believe you”.  Did he really meet them?  Was it a drug-induced nightmare – or the beginning of a mental breakdown?

 

The performance in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will include the original 3-dimensional projections from the first production by Jerome Sirlin.

 

Sunday 18th September, 8pm

Lammermuir Festival

Concorde Hangar

National Museum of Flight,

East Lothian

Booking: 0131 473 2000

www.lammermuirfestival.co.uk

 

 

Friday 21st October, 7:30pm

sound Festival

Woodend Barn

Banchory

Aberdeenshire

Booking: 01330 825431

www.sound-scotland.co.uk

 

 

Sunday 30th October, 6pm

minimal

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Booking: 0131 353 8000

www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

Details

18 September, 2011 - 20:00
30 October, 2011 - 22:00

Various Venues

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United Kingdom

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