Philip Glass features in Alan Partridge film soundtrack

24 July 2013, 13:22

The soundtrack to Alpha Papa, the film starring spoof radio DJ Alan Partridge, will feature the work of composer Philip Glass on the soundtrack.

Glass' classic minimalist piece 'Koyaanisqatsi' is the first track on the accompanying soundtrack album for the movie, which follows the continuing adventures of the fictional Norwich-based DJ played by Steve Coogan.

Koyaanisqatsi was originally a silent art-house movie directed by Godfrey Reggio and with a full score by Philip Glass. It is primarily made up of slow-motion and time-lapse footage of cities and landscapes in America. Two sequels were made.

The legendary fictional DJ's first feature film details an attempted siege and hostage situation at the equally fictional radio station North Norfolk Digital, where Alan Partridge hosts his own show.

Other music featured in the soundtrack includes a slightly more traditional mix of pop hits, among them tracks by The Police, Chicago, Glen Campbell and Sparks.