Museum Salutes Bowie's 'Sound And Vision'
David Bowie will be the subject of a historical retrospective presented June 7-Sept. 15 by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles. "David Bowie: Sound + Vision" will featDavid Bowie will be the subject of a historical retrospective presented June 7-Sept. 15 by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles. "David Bowie: Sound + Vision" will feature rarely seen Bowie performances, outtakes, documentaries, interviews, and more than 50 music videos. The retrospective is being presented in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Bowie's breakthrough album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars."
In addition to visual presentations, "Sound + Vision" will feature an audio listening series called "Hazy Cosmic Jive," featuring highlights from Bowie radio archives. For more information, including admission prices and screening times, visit the MTR's official Web site.
As previously reported, Bowie is curating this year's Meltdown festival, running in June in London. His new ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," is due June 10 internationally and a day later in North America.
Here is the complete screening schedule for "David Bowie: Sound + Vision":
Part One, 1964-1974
June 7-June 23
Highlights include Ziggy Stardust's debut on "The Old Grey Whistle Test"; an early documentary of Ziggymania; a series of promotional videos filmed by photographer Mick Rock; and "The 1980 Floor Show," a rock-theater spectacle staged for "The Midnight Special."
Part Two, 1974-1976
June 25-July 14 in New York
June 26-July 14 in Los Angeles
Highlights include the documentary "Cracked Actor," and Bowie's appearances on TV variety shows "Dinah!" and "Cher."
Part Three, 1977-1982
July 16-Aug. 4 in New York
July 17-Aug. 4 in Los Angeles
Highlights include Bowie's avant-garde performance on "Saturday Night Live" and rarely seen concert footage from German and Japanese television.
Part Four, 1983-1990
Aug. 6-Aug. 25 in New York
Aug. 7-Aug. 25 in Los Angeles
Highlights include "Ricochet," a seldom-seen chronicle of Bowie on tour in southeast Asia; the longform video of "Jazzin' for Blue Jean"; and rare performance footage of Bowie and his alternative rock band Tin Machine.
Part Five, 1991-2002
Aug. 27-Sept. 15 in New York
Aug. 28-Sept. 15 in Los Angeles
Highlights include the Bowie performing on the VH1 Fashion Awards; recording studio footage from "Black Tie White Noise" and "Hours"; and exclusive BowieNet content.
Hazy Cosmic Jive, radio listening series
June 7-Sept. 15 (New York/Los Angeles)
Highlights include a rare 1977 interview with Bowie, his 1999 private concert at the Kit Kat Klub; and a segment of BowieRadio from BowieNet, with the artist acting as a DJ and playing his favorite songs from his private collection.