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Cork Film Festival Set For Gnodorowsky
The Quietus , October 24th, 2014 14:05

Gnod collaborating with KHOM to make imagined soundtrack to Jodorowsky's unfinished version of Dune

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Poster courtesy of Stacey Bowen

Salford's finest and most feral of noise abusers Gnod are about to embark on a staggeringly intense audio-visual collaboration under the guise of Gnodorowsky at this year's Cork Film Festival. The band, along with visual artist KHOM, have been commissioned by Quietus scribe and festival programmer Colm McAuliffe, to create an imagined soundtrack to arguably the greatest sci-fi film never to make it to the big screen: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune.

Gnod's Chris Haslam briefly spoke to us about the event: "The first time we became aware of Jodorowsky was at a gig in Bournemouth in 2008 when The Holy Mountain was used as a visual backdrop to our set. Ever since the guy has been part of the visual consciousness of Gnod. We are quite honoured to have been asked by Cork Film Festival to perform our own interpretation, together with our own visual visionary KHOM, of the great man's version of Dune. A feint within a feint within a feint..."

Take a look at the ace poster for the event, which follows on from last year's successful pairing of the mighty Teeth of the Sea with Ben Wheatley's masterful A Field In England, which was ultimately released as a limited edition vinyl on this year's Record Store Day.

The festival will also see live performances from Sun City Girls' Sir Richard Bishop, an Alan Lomax retrospective, Traces Of An Empire, an audiovisual examination of colonialism courtesy of Seti The First with support from Robert Curgenven and a whole raft of music-related documentaries including Nas' Time Is Illmatic, The Sound Of Belgium, the story of Belgian electronic music and a specially remastered 30th anniversary screening of Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense.

The festival kicks off on November 7 and closes on November 16; head to its website for full details and tickets.