‘Live Films’ Announced For David Byrne’s Meltdown

Art & Culture

As part of guest curator David Byrne's reign at this year's Meltdown Festival, attendees will get the chance to watch There Will Be Blood and Planet Of The Apes accompanied by a live orchestra.

Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead will be involved in the performance of his score for the former, backed by the London Contemporary Orchestra. The classic version of Planet Of The Apes, none of this remake malarkey, will see the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler, perform the film soundtrack live to a screening in the Royal Festival Hall.

There's also a chance to see The Measure of All Things, a ‘live documentary’ by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green which weaves together a series of moving portraits of the people that hold Guinness world records – including the tallest man, the oldest living thing and the man struck by lightning the most times. The film will be backed by in-person narration and a live original soundtrack so ensure you're utterly enthralled from start to finish.

Meltdown Festival takes place from 17th – 30th August at London's Southbank Centre, find out more here.