Film: Heartbeats dir. Xavier Dolan
Live Score: GL
Venue: The Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Date: 14th of July, 2016
Melbourne duo Ella Thompson & Graeme Pogson, aka GL, will perform their distinctive concoction of 80’s analogue synth pop to Xavier Dolan’s heavily stylized, visual delight - Heartbeats.
GL have written original music specifically for this special event screening of Heartbeats and will perform it live, alongside the screening of the film. The film's original soundtrack will be muted and GL will provide a new soundtrack to the film live on the night - the result is an incredibly energetic, immersive and unique experience.
A love triangle is formed and friendship turns to romantic rivalry for gay man Francis and straight woman Marie when a veritable Adonis named Nicolas enters their lives. Sexual tensions mount as Francis and Marie await Nicolas' show of preference. Xavier Dolan's second film, happily under the influence of Godard, Audrey Hepburn, and Wong Kar-wai, is a study of the fall into love. Laced with humorous insights and unleased passion, we follow each stage of the typical love story’s progress.
Layering sultry disco vocals over intricately textured production, GL have cultivated their own evocative sound that is constantly reaching for the cosmos. Facilitating a revival of the synth-laden sound of the 80s, the duo’s lush blend of neon-lit pop instantly enchanted fans and industry insiders alike.
Hand-picked to support the likes of Chet Faker, Shamir and Saskwatch, GL have also landed spots at some of the country’s most illustrious festivals, with performances at Splendour in the Grass, Meredith Music Festival, Falls Festival & OutsideIn. Tunes such as ‘Take Me Back’, ‘What Happened to Us?’ and ‘Number One’ are as comfortable spinning alongside boogie classics as they are on the modern airwaves.