photos by Greg Cristman
Zola Jesus & JG Thirlwell @ Our Lady Of Lebanon Catherdral 9/14/2013
Just before the performance began, the whole church became so dark and soundless that for a couple of seconds when the petite Danilova first walked out, no one reacted at all, collectively afraid to break the sacred-seeming quiet. Almost immediately, she began singing "Avalanche" from her 2011 album Conatus. In a seafoam-green dress and with a metal cuff on her left bicep, she paced slowly along the "stage" area, which was the space just in front of where the choir would sing if this had been an actual service. She was backed by a string quartet; two musicians sat on either side of Thirlwell, who gazed attentively into a Macbook's glow, keeping time with one hand and assumedly using the other to trigger the percussive loops and minimal electronics that peppered the live soundscape. - [Fader]Zola Jesus brought her new orchestral Versions LP to life with help from Foetus maestro JG Thirlwell (who arranged the album) and a string quartet at Brooklyn's Our Lady Of Lebanon Catherdral on Saturday (9/14). Pictures from that show are in this post.
Zola Jesus & JG Thirlwell
Zola Jesus @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral 9/14/2013
SETLIST: Zola Jesus & JG Thirlwell @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral 9/14/2013
In Your Nature
Run Me Out