Tobin, Cut Chemist, Spooky Spin For Stalin Series
Amon Tobin, Cut Chemist, DJ Spooky and J-Rocc are among the acts scheduled to perform at Pravda -- a "progressive exploration of sounds, sights and philosophies of the Stalin era," set for May 26 at tAmon Tobin, Cut Chemist, DJ Spooky and J-Rocc are among the acts scheduled to perform at Pravda -- a "progressive exploration of sounds, sights and philosophies of the Stalin era," set for May 26 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
The 10 p.m.-3 a.m. concert is part of the Shadow of Stalin series, presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The event, which also features a May 24 performance from DeVotchka and Saul Williams, will explore the influence of political oppression on artistic expression in the Soviet Union during the era of Joseph Stalin.
Other confirmed artists for Pravda include Peanut Butter Wolf and Mumbles & Gone Beyond with special guests dublab soundsystem. The lineup of DJs, VJs and musicians will collaborate to remix the music of Russian composers Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Mosolov. The performances will be accompanied by footage from iconic Russian films and live onstage painting by Norton Wisdom, as well as a mobile video projection provided by MC This.
Pravda will also include a midnight performance led by German pipe-organist Christoph Bull, who will be accompanied by a 10-piece Theremin Orchestra. The performance is a re-creation of Leon Theremin's 1932 concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, and a birthday tribute to synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog, who died in 2005.
Tickets prices range between $30-$50 and are available through LAPhil.com.