Monday, October 22, 2007
Last year Art Angel commissioned ten international singer-songwriters to write and record a song inspired by one of the ten biblical plagues. The resulting disk "Plague Songs" features Laurie Anderson, Stephen Merritt (Magnetic Fields, etc), Scott Walker, Brian Eno and Robert Wyatt. Track titles included "Blood", "Lice", "Hailstones", "Glittering Cloud" and "The Meaning of Lice".
On October 28th some participants from the recording (and a few newcomers) will perform the tracks live at London's Barbican Hall. Patrick Wolf, Rufus Wainwright, the Handsome Family, Imogen Heap, King Creosote's Kenny Anderson, Sandy Dillon, and English folkie June Tabor are confirmed to play.
Art Angel's other published artists' audio projects include Jem Finer's "Longplayer", Janet Cardiff's "Missing Voice" and Douglas Gordon's "Feature Film".
The CD is available here: www.artangel.org.uk/pages/publishing/cd_plague.htm.