Dirty Projectors & Alarm Will Sound: The Getty Address

Dirty Projectors & Alarm Will Sound: The Getty Address Barbican Centre
Friday 25 June 2010

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Friday 25 June 2010

Barbican Centre

Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 8891
Web: www.barbican.org.uk

New York band Dirty Projectors come to the Barbican for a varied evening of music. They’ll play a selection of songs from 2009’s celebrated Bitte Orca. They’ll also perform their 2005 album The Getty Address in its entirety, back with 20-piece contemporary ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

Bitte Orca (2009), the Projectors’ first album for Domino Records, was a popular and critical smash and year-end list favourite. It came on the heels of the band’s collaborations with Björk and David Byrne, who could almost be the band’s spiritual godparents - inspiring their innovative marriage of musical eclecticism and true pop sensibility.

The Getty Address (2005) is a rapturously strange album, unique in Dirty Projectors’ discography in its unsettling mix of jokes, high concept and existential urgency. The story it tells - roughly about a guy named Don Henley who falls in love with a girl named Sacagawea - plays out over heavy sequenced beats, choirs of women and orchestral arrangements that sound as if they’ve been salvaged from a lost vault of American music. In its European premiere, it will be conducted by Alan Pierson.

The previous two engagements of this program - at Lincoln Center in New York and Disney Hall in Los Angeles - were completely sold out.

‘A bold reminder of Longstreth’s background in (and continuing commitment to) experimental art music in all its challenging structural complexity.’ LA Times the Getty Address

‘As close to being a rock band as a Chamber Orchestra can be.’ NY Times on Alarm Will Sound
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  • the_living_end

    The girls' harmonies were literally faultless. Absolutely perfect.

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • padarnalat

    absolutely fantastic, best gig I have EVER been to.

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • houseofstrange

    that was the best gig of the year. three trapped tigers close in second.

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • beastie_clyro

    best. ever.

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • colins

    Every time I see them they astonish me.

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Blobcow

    yeah... this was pretty awesome.

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Octo


    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Blobcow

    i'm so looking forward to this it's ridiculous

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • houseofstrange

    yahoo! see you all tomorrow. ill be wearing a yellow hoody

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • OhSabry

    need to sell them because I really can't go and need the money so I can take a price cut if necessary. again, msg me if interested.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • OhSabry

    Got a stalls J38 ticket (Centre middle, 7th row if I remember correctly). Looking for face value (£25). Broke my glasses and don't have time to buy a new pair so I can't see :( gutted to miss out.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • motionpicture

    I have one fourth row ticket for sale. Face value, which was £25.75. Hit me up if you're interested.

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • danieldsouza

    I might be going to Glastonbury now, so if you're keen for a spare ticket drop me a PM

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • NTG

    The whole of the Barbican Hall is reserved seating, you get a specific seat.

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • untilwebleed

    what's the craic with the stalls? are they not standing, and will i not just be able to move to the front, regardless of what the seat number my ticket is?

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • PollyPorty

    this will be awesome! can't wait *-*

    13 Apr 2010 Reply

    Oh wow. This is going to be amazing

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • padarnalat

    fuck i can't wait! :D

    28 Mar 2010 Reply
  • motionpicture

    I have two front row seats available if anyone wants them. Send me a message.

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • mackster25

    Now this will be something - Dirty Projectors are amazing enough on their own!

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
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