Moondog at the Barbican in London!
Eat Your Own Ears and the Barbican present
THE VIKING OF 6TH AVE - THE MUSIC OF MOONDOG
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre
London EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 4141
Saturday 30 May 2009
Tickets £15 / 20 / 25
A glimpse into the world of iconic blind American composer Moondog (1916-1999), whose music has influenced a generation of artists.
Moondog was the pseudonym of Louis Thomas Hardin (1916-1999), a blind American composer, musician, cosmologist and poet. He spent much of the 1950s and 1960s living on the streets of New York; the Viking costume that he adopted made him one of the most photographed and familiar urban figures of the period.
Moondog's unique work has been sampled, cited and celebrated by generations of musicians, from early disciples like Steve Reich and Philip Glass to later devotees like Mouse On Mars, Anthony Hegarty, Damon Albarn and Elvis Costello.
This unique concert event features a range of guest artists celebrating the music of a true legend.
Special guests tba.
‘Moondog was as recognizable in the NewYork City landscape as the Empire State Building.’ New York Times
‘Wonderful music: strange, jaunty, sad, eerie, virtuosic, maddeningly catchy.’ The Independent
Check out the Process book on Moondog here.
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