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David Byrne is in London as his musical with Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love, is in previews at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre, set to open officially on Tuesday, October 14. He stopped by the BBC studios to chat with BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley for the special program An Evening With … David Byrne, in which he shares the stories behind the musical, spins some tunes that inspired some of the songs of Here Lies Love, talks about his early career with Talking Heads, and more. You can listen to the interview here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsThursday, October 9, 2014|0 comments
Laurie Anderson talks with Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), for the latest episode of The Talkhouse Music Podcast. "By turns funny and poignant, and always insightful," says The Talkhouse, "the conversation between these two creative powerhouses ranges from coping with sudden fame, 'the art police,' the healing power of puppetry, their love/hate relationship with technology, the aesthetics of bubble gum, dehydrated kale bars and… hotel hotdogs." Anderson and Kronos Quartet perform her piece Landfall in Columbus, Ohio, and Austin, Texas, in the days ahead and joins The New Yorker's Alex Ross in conversation for The New Yorker Festival on Sunday.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/TechnologyArtist News
Sam Amidon's new album of reimagined folk songs, Lily-O, was released last week to critical acclaim. Now, the New York Times' Nate Chinen adds his praise, calling it "hauntingly beautiful." He cites the take on Rosa Lee Watson's "Your Lone Journey" as the song that "brings out the album’s most moving performance. Mr. Amidon sings in a muted voice, trusting the lyrics to make their own impression. The song arrives near the album’s close, so its heavenward glance doubles as a seamless transition." Amidon kicks off a fall tour of US and Europe this Saturday, October 11.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour ReviewsArtist NewsPhotographer Danny Clinch Monograph "Still Moving" Includes The Black Keys, Chris Thile, David Byrne, Jeff Tweedy
Music photographer Danny Clinch has published his first-ever monograph, Danny Clinch: Still Moving, which chronicles his work, including images of several artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal—The Black Keys (pictured), Chris Thile, David Byrne & Brian Eno, and Jeff Tweedy—among many others, like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, and Neil Young. Danny Clinch: Still Moving is published by Abrams and is available now.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist News
Kronos Quartet has been named Artists-in-Residence at the 2015 Big Ears Festival, which will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 27–29, 2015. Throughout the festival weekend, Kronos will weave an array of performances, presenting classic contemporary works and a multi-faceted array of musical collaborations with other festival artists. A limited number of specially priced Big Ears weekend passes go on sale tomorrow, October 8. The initial Big Ears Festival 2015 lineup will be unveiled on Tuesday, November 4, with passes going on sale November 7.