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Interview with The Machine Stops Director Juliet Forster and Composer John Foxx

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Posted by , 10 Mar 2017

Interview with DIRECTOR JULIET FORSTER and COMPOSER JOHN FOXX about E.M. Forster's The Machine Stops

By NICK AHAD

                                     

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Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal

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EM Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but his short story masterpiece published in 1909 is astoundingly prophetic and poignant in 2016: a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology.

"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that."

In a dystopian world where humans have retreated far underground, Kuno alone questions their now total dependency on technology to live and communicate with each other, but in his struggle to break out can he reach the Earth’s surface before the Machine stops?

Featuring a brand new soundtrack composed by John Foxx, pioneer of electronic music and founder of Ultravox, and analogue synth specialist, Benge.

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