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If we could have made this episode a tone poem we would have.
The audio quality in this episode is a little worse than normal because it was recorded quite early in quarantine (nearly a year before release) before we had figured out how to properly record these things via skype. Because of that Kiyan’s audio sounds a bit scratchy. Sorry about that. It’s unfortunate we couldn’t make it a visual poem, since maybe the visuals could distract you from the audio. Alas. What a kind of shit way to end the season of Triple Play. It’s Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi.
12:23: Archdaily says Kowloon Walled City was 33,000 people on 2 hectares (215,278 square feet) of land.
17:53: Our Matrix episode from (oh god) 2016.
23:57: Our Godfather episode from (oh god) 2020. Just as we did here, we pronounce Coppola wrong for this entire episodes. Hell yeah. And by hell yeah, I mean damn.
29:26: The BBC explains why Prince changed his name to a symbol.
37:16: The Four Corners are where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet.
53:00: Yeah so apparently Reggio directed this music video.
Sources and other stuff:
Koyaanisqatsi dot org
Powaqqatsi’s soundtrack (vice)
Naqoyqatsi review (Variety)
Naqoyqatsi article from Spirit of Baraka
Philip Glass’ hands-on role with the soundtracks (New Yorker)
Making of documentary on youtube