Oneohtrix Point Never Readies Live Score For Anime Film ‘Magnetic Rose’

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.26.14 in News

As Oneohtrix Point Never reminded us with this year’s Record Store Day release Commissions I, the guy likes a good one-off gig, whether it involves flying robots or an “art happening” orchestrated by Doug Aitken. The producer’s latest one-night-only performance happens on Saturday, October 4, at Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. Presented as part of the British Film Institute’s Watch the Skies! event, his live score will be set against the cult anime film Magnetic Rose. Written by Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo, the 40-minute segment is described as “set in the year 2092. [It] centers on a quartet of futuristic losers on a orbiting garbage ship, collecting junked satellites. While trolling about the heavens, they encounter a massive rose-shaped structure, and things begin to fall apart as they are drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman’s memories.”

Sounds fun right? It’s not the main event, either. That’d be a screening of the Ridley Scott classic Alien. “On-site extras” are also promised, including a discussion with astrophysicists about whether no one can really hear you scream in outer space. Here are trailers for the two movies…

'Alien' trailer

via YouTube