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Asian Dub Foundation live score George Lucas's THX 1138 (19 June)


Asian Dub Foundation perform live their new soundtrack to George Lucas’s cult sci-fi classic – a chilling dystopian fantasy.

The group’s brutal, beautiful, sparse and thick interpretation of the score, set to the visuals, transports you to a world where mood-stabilising drugs are mandatory, sex is prohibited, and a young Robert Duval rages against the system. 

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, THX 1138 has gained cult status over the years, with the soundtrack by Lalo Schiffrin and sound design by triple Oscar winner Walter Murch having been sampled by a host of influential electronic artists including Nine Inch Nails, UNKLE, Orbital and many more. 

Frequent collaborators, Asian Dub Foundation have mixed their trademark fusion of punk, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra and hip-hop with artists such as Radiohead, Chuck D, Primal Scream and Sinead O’Connor, criticising control and oppression. 

Before the performance starts, there will be a Q&A session with Walter Murch, the influential film and sound editor who co-wrote THX 1138 with Lucas and edited the sound. His celebrated credits include The English Patient and Apocalypse Now. Hosted by film critic and editor of Little White Lies David Jenkins.