Watch Beck + Thurston Moore’s Station to Station Performance in London
Beck’s performance for Doug Aitken's ongoing art series, Station to Station, took place last night (June 29) at the Barbican in London. As promised, Beck and former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore collaborated on an evening of “music, poetry and visual arts.” Check out a compilation video of the performance above.
In the clip, you’ll see Beck playing the harmonica while donning a cowboy hat and Western garb -- a style that was sported by many of the performers at the event, seemingly contributing to one of night's overall themes.
According to The Guardian, Beck performed “Waitin’ for a Train” from his 1994 sophomore effort, Stereopathetic Soulmanure, and “Wave” from last year’s Grammy-winning Morning Phase. Moore reportedly played “Speak to the Wild” from his 2014 solo album, The Best Day.
Beck and Moore were also joined by a host of writers, including Simon Armitage, Paul Farley, Jemima Foxtrot, Lavinia Greenlaw, Don Paterson, Sam Riviere and Luke Wright. Aitken handled video production for the performance.
This marks the second time Beck has teamed up with Aitken for his Station to Station series. In 2013, Beck appeared at the exhibit’s very first installment, which traveled the U.S. by train, setting up shop at stations across the country.
Earlier this month, Beck unveiled "Dreams," his first new single to emerge since Morning Phase.