Bjork & Antony @ Apollo Theater, NYC - May 2007 (more)
Tickets go on sale Friday for an October 16th Antony & The Johnsons show at the legendary Apollo Theater in NYC. Last time I saw Antony at the Apollo, he was singing "The Dull Flame of Desire" with Bjork. In related news...
Björk releases the new single 'The Dull Flame of Desire' on September 29th 2008 through One Little Indian Records.More info on that Bjork single, and all Antony tour dates, below...
Flooded with melancholic passion and restrained hope, 'The Dull Flame of Desire' sees Björk accompanied on vocals by Antony Hegarty from Antony & The Johnsons. Antony joined Björk onstage at her recent Hammersmith live shows and sang 'Dull Flame' to showstopping effect. 'The duet seemed unsurpassable - the pair's distinctive vocals brought to life against brass, transfixing the crowd' The Independent April 15th...
'The Dull Flame of Desire' features lyrics taken from a translation of a poem by Fyodor Tyutchev as it appears in the film 'Stalker' by Andrei Tarkovsky. Taken from her most recent studio album 'Volta', 'Dull Flame' is written and produced by Björk and follows recent singles 'Earth Intruders', 'Declare Independence', 'Innocence' and 'Wanderlust'.Bjork - 2008 Tour Dates
Björk has also commissioned brand new mixes of 'Dull Flame' by Modeselektor and Mark Stent as well as a Sinden mix of 'Innocence'. Mixes come on Limited Edition 12" and CD, Cat No 881TP7CD/881TP12.
Meanwhile the video concept for 'Dull Flame' is as unique as we come to expect from Björk. Out of hundreds entrants for the "Innocence" music video competition (which ran on www.bjork.com offering new directors the chance to work with Björk), she chose 3 new directors to collaborate on the "Dull Flame" video.
Björk and Antony performed against green screen in New York then each director was sent the raw footage to edit and create their piece. Christoph Jantos (Berlin) Masahiro Mogari (Tokyo) and Marçal Cuberta Junca (Girona) are the chosen directors. Each director was given their own section of the film, to develop how they wished - on completion the 3 films were edited together in London to make the final music video.
'Volta' is Björk's sixth studio album and follows the release of 'Medúlla' in 2004.
Featuring ten new and original tracks, 'Volta' is written and produced by Björk, with two tracks co-produced with Timbaland and one with Mark Bell.
2007 and 2008 has seen Björk take her thrilling Volta Tour across the world in series of festival headline performances and her own shows to considerable acclaim, and continues through Europe this summer.
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A1. Dull Flame Of Desire Modeselektor's Rmx For Girls
B1. Dull Flame Of Desire Modeselektor's Rmx For Boys
C1. Innocence Sinden Remix
D1. Dull Flame Of Desire Mark Stent Album Mix
01. Dull Flame Of Desire Modeselektor's Rmx For Girls
02. Dull Flame Of Desire Modeselektor's Rmx For Boys
03. Dull Flame Of Desire Mark Stent Album Mix
04. Dull Flame Of Desire Video / Radio Edit
05. Dull Flame Of Desire Mark Stent Instrumental
06. Innocence Sinden Remix
Dull Flame Of Desire Video
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Antony & The Johnsons - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 5 - Portland, Oregon @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
Sep 10 - Milan, Italy @ Teatro degli Arcimboldi **
Sep 12 - Zaragoza, Spain @ EXPO Zaragoza **
Oct 16 - Apollo Theater, NY, NY
Oct 30 - London, UK at The Barbican ***
Oct 31 - London, UK at The Barbican ***
* w/ The Oregon Symphony, conducted by Jim Holmes, arranged by Antony and Nico Muhly
** w/ The Milan Symphony, conducted by Jim Holmes, arranged by Antony and Nico Muhly
*** w/ London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jim Holmes, arranged by Antony and Nico Muhly