Antony and the Johnsons: Turning

April 16—18, 2004

A co-production with St. Ann's Warehouse

A concert with performance and live video portraits by Charles Atlas.

A longtime star of the New York music and theater underground, Antony combines elements of torch, soul, jazz, gay cabaret, and classical romanticism in his highly dramatic and lyrical music. His hauntingly evocative voice has been compared with everyone from Nina Simone to Lotte Lenya. His band, the Johnsons, an ensemble featuring a string trio, piano, bass and drums, lays a foundation of lush yet minimal orchestral arrangements. In this close collaboration, Charles Atlas creates a pulsating backdrop of live video portraits of twelve New York beauties - male, female, and somewhere in between - which mysteriously embody the hypnotic sounds of Antony and the Johnsons.

"When Antony sings it is the most exquisite thing you will hear in your life." -Laurie Anderson

"Antony & the Johnsons' baroque, jazz-influenced arrangements are tempered and sweetened by deft musicianship, but it's Antony's heart-stopping vocal salvos that bring the house down." -The Village Voice

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Time Out New York