Antony and the Johnsons Announce Summer Symphony Events,SUMMER SYMPHONY CONCERTS: Antony and the Johnsons will play a series of unique concerts in collaboration with symphonies across Europe this summer. Presenting a wide array of material including songs from “The Crying Light”, the concerts will feature large format orchestras (36-52 players) presenting arrangements developed by Antony and Nico Muhly and conducted by Rob Moose. Premiering at the Manchester Festival, Antony has also been commissioned to create a stage environment for “The Crying Light” inspired by Bauhaus stage lighting design and considering the dreams of crystals inside mountains. Events listed below with more concerts to be added in the coming weeks:
US/Europe Release of “Epilepsy Is Dancing,”
Collaboration With Matthew Herbert for Coachella
"Six Eyes" art show at Agnes B gallery in Paris
June 21 & 22 - Amsterdam , Holland - Holland Festival at Royal Theatre Carré with the Metropole Orchestra
July 3 & 4 - Manchester , UK - Manchester International Festival at the Opera House with the Manchester Camerata
July 21 – Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourviere with the Opera de Lyon Orchestra
July 28 - Rome , Italy - Cavea at Il Parco della Musica with the Rome Sinfonietta
August 9 - Oslo, Norway - Oslo Jazz Festival – (for the inauguration of the open air venue of the Opera House) with the Oslo Opera House Orchestra
August 14 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival with the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra
EPILEPSY IS DANCING SINGLE: Secretly Canadian and Rough Trade will release the “Epilepsy Is Dancing” single in Europe April 6/US April 7. The single will be released in CD and 7” vinyl formats and includes live favorite “Where Is My Power?” Check out the striking video for the single produced by AFAS and directed by the Wachowski Brothers (THE MATRIX, V for VENDETTA) which can be viewed on YouTube or at Pitchfork
ANTONY AND MATTHEW HERBERT AT COACHELLA: Antony and the Johnsons will play the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday April 19th. Antony has collaborated with avant-garde composer and electronics wiz Matthew Herbert for the event. The duo will present stark electronic re-imaginings of songs from Antony and the Johnsons' new album "The Crying Light."
"SIX EYES" AT AGNES B'S GALLERY IN PARIS: Antony has been invited by designer and gallerist Agnes B to curate an art show at Gallery Du Jour in Paris, opening on April 11th. Entitled "Six Eyes" the exhibition will feature work by Peter Hujar, Kiki Smith, Alice O'Mally, William Basinski and James Elaine, Antony and Barbara Cummard.
“Ghost,” by Don Felix Cervantes