Thursday, 22 April 2010

Bangkok: The Death of Pasolini

As earlier posts have probably showed, we like the music of Coil here at Bassington Manor. These pioneers in avant-garde electronics have a wide production, but one of our favorite tracks is “Ostia (the Death of Pasolini)”. This video, made by Coil founder Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson himself, in his new home in Thailand, is a tribute to the subject of the song: The legendary Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

The video elegantly re-stages Pasolini’s death in a different country and a different culture, while weaving in themes from Pasolini’s own films – such as man’s inhumanity to man.

One suspects that Pasolini himself would have loved this video.

Oh, and we thought we'd give a small mention to Mr. Christopherson's brilliant idea of webcast live performances in his own home, under the name Evenings with Unkle Sleazy.

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