Beck + Thurston Moore to Collaborate on Multimedia Performance
Beck first worked with Aitken on Station to Station’s first installment back in 2013. Then, Aitken’s exhibit traveled the U.S. by train, stopping at various stations across the country and featuring the work of musicians and visual artists alike. Now, Beck will collaborate with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore on another Station to Station performance dubbed, "Beck: An Evening of Music, Poetry and Visual Arts," this time at the Barbican in London.
Beck and Moore will be joined by several poets -- including Simon Armitage, Paul Farley, Jemima Foxtrot, Lavinia Greenlaw, Don Paterson, Sam Riviere and Luke Wright -- for a performance that will combine music and readings, as well as a video production helmed by Aitken. The forthcoming Station to Station exhibit is described as indulging Beck’s “deepening interest in the relationship between words and music” (via Spin).
The Barbican will host Beck’s Station to Station performance on June 29. Tickets go on sale to the public this Saturday (June 20) at this location.
Beck recently unveiled “Dreams,” his first new music to emerge since his Grammy-winning Morning Phase. The new song -- which Beck described as starting as “a heavy garage rock thing and became much more of a dance” -- marks a significant departure in sound from the 2014 Sea Change companion piece. Check it out below.
Beck – "Dreams"