Exposed : Songs for Unseen Warhol Films
In celebration of The Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th anniversary, the museum commissioned Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. This new performance is comprised of 15 short Warhol films that have been recently digitized by MPC/Technicolor and have not yet been publically screened.
Five songwriter-composers, reflecting the generational trajectory and musical influence from post-Velvet Underground ‘70s through today have been selected to write and perform music live on stage: Tom Verlaine (Television), Martin Rev (Suicide), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), Eleanor Friedberger (the Fiery Furnaces) and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound).
The films chosen are a combination of portraits and actualités featuring Superstars and luminaries such as, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Montez, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Andy Warhol.
Running time : 75 mins
2016-05-21 00:00:00 - Philharmonie de Paris, Paris - France
2016-05-18 00:00:00 - Le Lieu Unique, Nantes - France
2016-05-16 00:00:00 - Barbican, London - UK
2014-11-06 00:00:00 2014-11-08 00:00:00 - BAM, New York - USA
2014-10-25 00:00:00 - Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles - USA
2014-10-17 00:00:00 - The Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh - USA
Guest music curator : Dean Wareham
Guest songwriters : Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Eleanor Friedberger, Dean Wareham, Bradford Cox
Vocals, bass, keyboards : Britta Phillips
Keyboards, guitars : Jason Quever
Drums : Noah Hecht
Films by Andy Warhol
Digital transfer of Warhol films courtesy of MPC
Production Design : Clear Story Creative
Lighting Designer : Rob Long
Co-commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum, BAM for the 2014 Next Wave Festival, and UCLA Center for the Art of Performance.