19-20 July 2013
Albert Hall, Manchester
26 July 2013 at the Barbican Centre, London, UK
22 July 2013 at 220 Broomielaw, Glasgow, UK
Douglas Gordon featured in Il Tempo del Postino at MIF07 and Neck of the Woods at MIF15
Played live for the very first time, Mogwai’s celebrated score for Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno’s Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait was a hypnotic and heavy counterpoint to the drama on the pitch. The event, introduced and overseen by Gordon, drew capacity crowds to the recently rediscovered Albert Hall for this most beautiful likeness of the beautiful game.
‘It is unusual to sit silently through a football match in this city of 1,000 football chants. But Mogwai delivered a different kind of soundtrack… a sense of how it really feels to be out there in the middle, fighting with the pressure and the noises inside your head’ The Independent
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.