On 2/19 in New York and 2/27 in LA, odd-rockers The Dirty Projectors
will play The Getty Address
, an "unsettling mix of jokes, high concept and existential urgency play[ed] out over heavy sequenced beats, choirs of women and orchestral arrangements that sound as if they've been sourced from a Jodorowsky film." We're going to need a bigger "eyyyyyo wehooooo" (see: "Cannibal Resource").
The chamber pop piece is said to be the story of a man named Don Henley who falls in love with a woman named Scajawea (because America?), featuring the 15-piece contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound
, conducted by Alan Pierson. Matt Marks is arranging. The performance in NY is sold out, and is taking place at Lincoln Center
, as part of the American Songbook Series. In LA they will co-headline at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
. The Phil will be performing some works by Phillip Glass and Ravel, as chosen by Longsteth.
So what is The Getty Address
? Prepare for "a bed of free association, arcane symbology, and hermetic self-reference", whatever that means. My guess? Mrs. Dalloway
, National Treasure
, and the complete works of Heidegger #nerdhumor.
This letter might clear things up:
Nope. -joe puglisi
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