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Antony w/ an orchestra in 2010 (more by Richard Termine)
Antony

This is awesome:

The Museum of Modern Art has commissioned artist/musician Antony to conceive, produce, and perform a large-scale concert and performance event, Swanlights, with Antony and the Johnsons, on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall. Featuring a 60-piece orchestra, the performance piece is conceived as a new commission especially developed for the January 26 performance, and an evolution of the highly acclaimed The Crying Light, which was presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival. Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons' albums (self-titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston. It is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, and set designer Carl Robertshaw. Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large of The Museum of Modern Art and Director of MoMA PS1, with the assistance of Eliza Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

This month also sees a work-in-progress screening of TURNING, a film by Charles Atlas and Antony on November 11th at Copenhagen's Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, 11/12 at at 10am.

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Comments (29)

Definitely going to this....

now we need Bjork NYC dates for next year;)

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 11:39 AM

I find it incredibly hard to believe that there are 5,000 people out there who would go to this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 11:39 AM

Worth it?

I only kinda like his stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 11:46 AM

no way...this is certainly a special performance, and his work reaches much further than the narrow minds on this comment board.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 11:47 AM

Thank you 1147am. I can't wait to attend this. Much better than seeing people talk about tune yards, matt * kim, and other crap.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 11:56 AM

I find it incredibly hard to believe that there are 5,000 people out there who would go to this.

There are at least 5000 gay rich people in NYC area, so there you go..

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 11:56 AM

^ 11:56 I'm definitely neither gay nor rich and I like A&TJ. So, sorry for busting your self-important little box into a million little splinters.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:13 PM

yah, def don't give a rat's ass about this

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:22 PM

So much for not resorting to dumb ass stereotypes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:22 PM

i want to have justin's baby

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:38 PM

"yah, def don't give a rat's ass about this"

Thanks for sharing, but no one gives a shit what you think.

Posted by M | November 2, 2011 12:41 PM

Antony = Lustmord?

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:42 PM

I'm gonna be a mink and live under SMORES

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:43 PM

No one gives a shit about you not giving a shit about the other guy not giving a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:44 PM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. this dude should be on dancing with the stars

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 1:29 PM

12:44: No one gives a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 2:21 PM

Someone has receive the patronage of Moma

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 2:34 PM

As hummus through a hipster's ass, so are the days of our lives

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 2:40 PM

This is going to be really special. His show at Lincoln Center was pretty great last year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 2:45 PM

If a clown shits in the woods and there is no one there to see it, do I really give a shit?

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 2:57 PM

really love u antony

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 3:03 PM

Definitely going to this. If last year's performance as part of White Lights festival was just a tease, Antony playing with a full orchestra should be incredible.
Swanlights was not as good as his previous records, but he makes it come alive during a show.
90 bucks for a full orch. concert is not too expensive, consider Radiohead charged 80 dollars

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 3:10 PM

Pre-Sale is up on Ticketmaster...

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 4:48 PM

4:48, where? only indicates the regular sale time

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 9:53 AM

Total gimmick.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 10:40 AM

moma presale going on now

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 2:03 PM

As hummus through a hipster's ass, so are the days of our lives

Posted by Souq | February 7, 2012 6:12 AM

Swanlights was not as good as his previous records, but he makes it come alive during a show.

Posted by updater | January 1, 2013 9:32 PM

justin's what now?

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 4:25 PM

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