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