David Byrne has unveiled the lineup for his Perspectives series, which will he curate at New York's Carnegie Hall from Feb. 1-4.
David Byrne has unveiled the lineup for his Perspectives series, which will he curate at New York's Carnegie Hall from Feb. 1-4. The former Talking Heads frontman will utilize the opportunity to unveil songs from "Here Lies Love," his "multimedia song cycle" with Fatboy Slim which centers on the life of former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos.
On opening night, Byrne will stage the first performance since 1992 of "The Knee Plays," a 1985 musical theater project created in tandem with Robert Wilson. The next evening, he will host an evening of experimental folk with Adem, Devendra Banhart, Vashti Bunyan, CocoRosie and Vetiver.
The series will close on Feb. 4 with performances by Alarm Will Sound, Camille, Haale and other artists to be announced.
As previously reported, Byrne performed last week at a New York benefit for the 826 Writing Centers founded by author Dave Eggers. The show featured Byrne's collaboration with Sufjan Stevens on Lefty Frizzell's "Saginaw Michigan." Writes Byrne on his blog, "I thought many would think [Stevens] wrote it for his Michigan-themed CD. I wonder if anyone fell for it?"