Puget Soundtrack: Zen Mother presents The Holy Mountain

photo credit: Lauren Rodriguez

Aug 25

(Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico & US, 1975, 114 min)

Live score! Co-presented with Brick Lane Records

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Friday, Aug 25 at 08:00PM

Seattle-based band Zen Mother (Wolcott Smith and Monika Khot) will perform a commissioned live score with Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain for the Puget Soundtrack Residency, a Cue Northwest project produced in partnership by Brick Lane Records and Northwest Film Forum. 
 
“When the 4th wall is broken, we will help it fall. When the imagery begs confusion, we will provide chaos. When comfort and solace is provoked, we will soothe you." - Zen Mother on their score 
 
Zen Mother is the hive mind of Wolcott Smith and Monika Khot. They formed the project after trading avant-garde secrets, and quickly decided to weave those secrets together into a heavy, electronic-rock based duo. The music is dynamic in nature, lending itself to sonic focus and harnessing control of the mind. Industrial harshness is paired with ambient beauty all alongside the ever-pervasive feeling of torment. Influences include This Heat, Igor Wakhevitch, Blonde Redhead, and Swans. Dave Segal of The Stranger writes "...you can hear ZM striving for those great musicians’ sonic manifestations of baroque, angular torment in its most exquisite forms."
 
Cue Northwest is a partnership between Brick Lane Records, a label founded by Kirt Debique, and Northwest Film Forum. We believe connecting artists across disciplines creates a fertile environment for building community through art.
 

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