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    Default Antony's Meltdown 2012 (curated by Antony Hegarty, Aug 1-12 in London)

    Diamanda Galás:
    The Hour Will Come

    Wednesday 1 August
    Royal Festival Hall

    Planningtorock
    & Light Asylum

    Wednesday 1 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Selda
    Thursday 2 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Laurie Anderson: Dirtday!
    Friday 3 August
    Royal Festival Hall

    Diamanda Galás
    Schrei 27 Screening
    and talk

    Friday 3 August
    Purcell Room at
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    CocoRosie
    We Are On Fire

    Saturday 4 August
    Royal Festival Hall

    Cyclobe
    & Derek Jarman Films
    &
    Myrninerest
    Saturday 4 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Marina Abramović
    Sunday 5 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Elizabeth Fraser
    Monday 6 August
    Royal Festival Hall

    Buffy Sainte-Marie
    in conversation

    Monday 6 August
    Purcell Room at
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Elizabeth Fraser
    Tuesday 7 August
    Royal Festival Hall

    Buffy Sainte-Marie
    Tuesday 7 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Joey Arias:
    Strange Fruit

    The Songs of Billie Holiday

    Wednesday 8 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Marc Almond presents Marc &
    The Mambas' Torment and Toreros

    Thursday 9 August
    Royal Festival Hall
    The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
    & Tenderloin

    Friday 10 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Charles Atlas: Turning
    (Film premiere featuring Antony)

    Saturday 11 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Kembra Pfahler
    & Claywoman

    Saturday 11 August
    Purcell Room at
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Hal Willner:
    Freedom Riders
    with Special Guests

    Sunday 12 August
    Royal Festival Hall

    William Basinski:
    Disintegration Loops

    Sunday 12 August
    Queen Elizabeth Hall





    http://meltdown.southbankcentre.co.uk/

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    That sounds pretty awesome.
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    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to not give a fuck again.

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    How did that fat fuck get Laurie Anderson & Elizabeth Fraser? Fuck!
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    Default Re: Antony's Meltdown 2012 (curated by Antony Hegarty, Aug 1-12 in London)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    How did that fat fuck get Laurie Anderson & Elizabeth Fraser? Fuck!
    From Slicing Up Eyeballs:
    The reclusive Elizabeth Fraser, the unforgettable voice of the Cocteau Twins, will return to the concert stage this summer for a pair of rare performances at the Antony-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which are being billed as her first solo concerts since the Cocteaus split up in 1998.


    According to The Guardian, Fraser agreed to the performances — her first of any kind since appearing with Massive Attack in 2006 — at the request of Antony, of Antony and the Johnsons.
    “It doesn’t take much from Antony,” Fraser told the Guardian. “He’s lovely. He just said, ‘Why don’t you consider doing it?’ He knew I’d be very anxious. He knows I’m very shy, but I’m getting to know Antony and opening up to him. He thought it would be harder to convince me than it was.”
    And an excerpt from a pretty comprehensive Pitchfork interview with Antony about the event:
    Pitchfork: And Elizabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins is going to perform.

    AH: The fact that she's committed to doing two concerts is unprecedented in her career. She's actually presenting mostly all-new material, and that's going to be probably one of the centerpieces of the festival, Liz Fraser doing two nights. It's a really, really big deal.
    While this gives me hope that Liz might someday perform in the states again, I found this quote from Antony a bit amusing:
    ...I think for me, it's the next step that's interesting. Since the early 2000s, a lot of straight boys created bands that are about, like, nurturing this pastoral inner life-- these colorful psychedelic lives and nurturing their sensitivity as straight boys. And that's great and everything, but we need to start participating in the bigger picture because this whole ecology of our world is going to start collapsing in the next 50 years, and if there's going to be a validity to anything, in 50 years' time just like the way they were, people are going to be asking what the kids of today are thinking, what the artists of today were thinking. Were they just checking out? Were they just, like, hugging a couple of cuddly bears or feel-good pillows? What is the point of music at this point? Is it just a beer swill at Coachella? Is it a few sensitive guys getting up there having a circle jerk while all the girls and all the other people have to sit around and try and find their experience within their opaque song styling? We could be participating, and that's what I aspire to do, and so I wanted to create a vivid festival that had some teeth to it.

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