Koyaanisqatsi in 5 minutes

Oft quoted in people’s top ten films of all time, the Qatsi trilogy are also quite divisive. After all there is no dialogue for the entirety of the films.

I love them and have watched Koyaanisqatsi many times. I find it quite meditative as well as inspiring.

In 2000, I witnessed the composer Phillip Glass conduct an orchestra playing the soundtrack at The Sydney Opera House, with the film projected behind them. A magical night.

Saw this clip on Vimeo last week of the film speeded up to 5 minutes, with the amazing Art of Noise track Debussy used as the soundtrack, with vocals from John Hurt.

If you haven’t seen the film, watch the film and just think about how it would translate at normal speed.

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