CAP UCLA Presents ‘Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films’ at Royce Hall Fri, Oct. 2
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents the west coast exclusive performance of “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films” Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. in Royce Hall. The sound-plus-celluloid stage experience celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The Andy Warhol Museum and features new compositions performed live by Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Dean Wareham, Eleanor Friedberger and Bradford Cox. Tickets ($19-$59) are now available cap.ucla.edu, Ticketmaster or the UCLA Central Ticket Office( 310.825.2101).
“Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films” was co-commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum, CAP UCLA and BAM for the 2014 Next Wave Festival.
“Exposed” is comprised of 15 short Warhol films, never before publicly exhibited, accompanied by live music. The films chosen are a combination of portraits and actualities featuring superstars and luminaries such as Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, Mario Montez, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol, Donovan, and Andy Warhol himself. This project honors the unwavering relevancy of the art and life of Andy Warhol by re-contextualizing his work in ways that resonate in contemporary culture.
Five songwriter-composers representing a musical trajectory from the 1970s until today perform original scores to these rare Warhol selections. The composers and performers, selected by guest musical curator Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), who also performs, include punk icons Tom Verlaine (Television) and Martin Rev (Suicide), Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Singer/guitarist Dean Wareham’s band Galaxie 500 emerged from Boston in 1988 and made three albums that influenced a generation of indie rock bands. He went on to record seven studio albums with his next band Luna, and three more with his wife Britta Phillips — as Dean & Britta. Dean & Britta’s recent collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum, “13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests,” toured the world for four years. In March 2014 he released his first solo album: “Dean Wareham.”
Tom Verlaine is one of the key figures of the punk movement, helping put CBGB’s on the map in 1974. Their iconic record Marquee Moon regularly features in critics’ lists of the greatest rock albums ever recorded. Television continues to perform live on occasion (most recently touring in 2013). He has continued to dazzle with his writing and guitar playing throughout his solo career. Verlaine has a unique sound, and was included in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest guitarists.
Martin Rev is also known as the co-founder of the electronic group Suicide. His style varies widely from release to release, from electronic no wave (“Martin Rev”) to bubblegum electronic (“See Me Ridin,” “Strangeworld”) to heavy synthesizer rock (“To Live”), to baroque/orchestral (“Stigmata”) Rev also works with Stefan Roloff, doing soundtracks for Roloff’s video work and composed the soundtrack to his acclaimed documentary, “Die Rote Kapelle.” He contributed to The Raveonettes’ 2005 album, “Pretty in Black.”
Originally known as the vocalist in the brother-sister duo the Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger released her solo debut “Last Summer” in 2011 on Merge Records, followed by “Personal Record” in 2013. Eleanor’s music is equally playful, yet more straightforward than the Furnaces’ and pays homage to the introspective pop of the ’70s. “Very few are writing with half the precision, wit and cool poise that Friedberger displays” –Pitchfork
Bradford Cox is best known as the leader of the avant-garage band Deerhunter. He also releases solo material under the pseudonym Atlas Sound. He has been making music on tape recorders since 1994.
General tickets ($19-$59) are available at cap.ucla.edu, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 310.825.2101 or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office located in the southwest corner of the James West Alumni Center. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are offered at $15 one hour before show time to all students with valid ID.
ABOUT CAP UCLA
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) is dedicated to the advancement of contemporary performing arts in all disciplines — dance, music, spoken word and theater, as well the emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms inspired by today’s leading artists and creators. CAP supports the creation, presentation and critical dialogues vital to the ongoing innovation and expressive potential of artists whose work, whether vibrantly emerging or internationally acclaimed, forms the dynamic and evolving heritage of contemporary performance. Based in UCLA’s iconic Royce Hall, CAP UCLA is the university’s public center for the presentation of the performing arts and contributes to the cultural life of the campus and greater Los Angeles, promoting civic dialogue and creative inquiry. Through an annual season of performing arts programs and extensive community-engagement events — including artist fellows and residency programs, K–12 arts education (Design for Sharing), student mentorship (Student Committee for the Arts), and art-making and experiential activities (Art in Action) — CAP UCLA advances the importance of art in society by celebrating and deepening the connection between artist and audience.