Last year, art pop experimentalists Stealing Sheep and the electronic pioneers Radiophonic Workshop released a re-imagined soundtrack for Rene Laloux‘s lauded psychedlic sci-fi animation’La Planete Sauvage‘ (Fantastic Planet). Based on Stefan Wul‘s novel ‘Oms en Serie’ (Oms by the dozen), in 1973 the film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and remains a landmark European animation.
Now, as part of their Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination and Broadcast 100 series, the London Science Museum host a unique event that sees The Radiophonic Workshop and Stealing Sheep join forces once more for an audio-visual live performance.
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Not only that, but there’s a Q&A as well, with the collaborators discussing the project and the ongoing influence of early electronica created by unsung sheroes like the visionary Delia Derbyshire. The Q&A is hosted by musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal. She presents regularly on NTS Radio and has presenting roles at BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Asian Network and 6Music on her CV. Her debut album ‘Weighing of the heart’ was released via Ninja Tune in 2017.
‘La Planete Sauvage’ is perfromed at London’s Science Museum on 7 October 2022
‘La Planète Sauvage’ is out now, part of Fire Records‘ Imagined Score Series.