As part of their Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination and Broadcast 100 series, the London Science Museum is hosting a very special event: legendary electronic pioneers ‘The Radiophonic Workshop’ and art-pop trio ‘Stealing Sheep’ join forces for a live performance of their soundtrack to the 1973 cult classic science-fiction animation, La Planète Sauvage.
Expect an evening of soaring, ethereal, ambient beauty, tribal beats and a live narration to René Laloux’s mesmerising, psychedelic masterpiece in the museum’s custom IMAX screen. The performance is preceded by an on-stage conversation with the Radiophonic Workshop and Stealing Sheep about their collaboration, and the enduring legacy of early electronica. This exclusive release was released last year as part of Fire Records’ re-imagined score series.
For those who may not know, La Planète Sauvage follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens the Draag control over their race. Will the Oms and the Draags find a way to coexist? Or will they destroy each other?
The event screening of La Planète Sauvage takes place at the Science Museum on Friday 7th October, at 8pm. Click here for tickets. You won’t want to miss this.
You can also read our review of the film’s DVD re-release (translated in English to Fantastic Planet), right here.