Do Androids Dream of a Screening This Cool?

Blade Runner 2049 at the Alamo makes a Golden Hornet buzz

You begin to see the connections, maybe you eventually uncover something as enormous as what Ryan Gosling’s Detective K finds in this Denis Villeneuve-helmed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece.

Because the Golden Arm Trio’s Graham Reynolds, didn’t he compose the score for Richard Linklater’s version of A Scanner Darkly?

[Answer: Yes, yes, he did.]

And the source material for that mind-blowing feature-length animation, wasn’t that a novel by Philip K. Dick?

[Answer: Yes, yes, it was.]

And Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is what the original Blade Runner was, more or less, based on.

And Graham Reynolds, who some suspect of being a type of advanced replicant, runs the Golden Hornet Project with fellow composer and keyboard savant Peter Stopschinski.

And the Golden Hornet Project have a, well, a project that they’re working on with one of the former members of Kronos Quartet: The Sound of Science, in which eight pieces of music will be written by composers from around the world, as inspired by the work of eight different scientists. And then there’ll be concerts of that music – in Austin, in New York, in Mexico City.

And Sunday’s screening of Blade Runner 2049 at the Mueller Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a fundraiser for the Sound of Science project. And that same longhaired maestro Reynolds – who’s like a human encyclopedia on several topics, some of which are pretty fucking out there, y’know? – will be introducing the film.

It’s … it’s all connected, see?

And you, citizen, you can connect with this fine opportunity for promoting 1) new music and 2) scientific inquiry and 3) general Austin-based awesomeness just by seeing Blade Runner 2049 – which you were going to do anyway, right? Or maybe you already have and here’s how you’ll experience it again?

That’s Sunday, Oct. 15, 12:50pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Mueller. Do you need us to, ah, to make a note for you, so you don’t forget? Because your total recall is on the fritz?

No worries, friend: We can remember it for you wholesale.

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