Using traditional instruments and found sounds, including snails and a light sensitive theremin, the ding of a manual typewriter, and heads being shaved, Matmos pay tribute to author Patricia Highsmith, '60s gay porn director James Bidgood, would-be assassin Valerie Solanas, and seven other historical figures for the upcoming The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast. Each aural portrait, ranging from psychedelic ragtime to a Twin Peaks-y jazz noir, is accompanied by a commissioned depiction of the subject. Past performances have included simulated cranial drilling and rat-cage plucking, and the duo's carefully tooled recreation of this fractured family album promises to be a stimulating installation of the Whitney's twice-monthly music series.
Note: Seating is limited so arrive early. Whitney Live season pass holders can make reservations up until noon on the day of the event.
Official Website: http://www.whitney.org/www/programs/eventInformation.jsp?EventTypeID=16
Added by wurzeltod on May 2, 2006