Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Dec 21, 2011 2:49:35 GMT -5
For my part, I have just completed a violin concerto that'll be performed at the Barbican in March 2012 by Pekka Kuusisto. Also in March (also at the Barbican, and Merkin Hall), a collaborative effort between myself, The Mountain Goats, and Anonymous 4.
In terms of "new albums", I'm in a creative watershed and have a lot of new material that I'm trying to corral into objects. There will be a 2012 release, it will not be a follow up to Heartland. There will be a follow up to Heartland in 2013.
I'd had nowhere to post the press release I'd found..
Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall NYC Sat, 3/24/12 The Mountain Goats & Anonymous 4 Co-commissioned by the Barbican
The Mountain Goats are joined by the vocal quartet Anonymous 4 in a collaborative presentation of songs from Transcendental Youth, a new work by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats (“one of America’s most startling lyricists,” Boston Globe). Anonymous 4, celebrating their 25th anniversary, are famous for their purity of tone and astounding blend, gaining wide recognition for their intense scholarship and attention to historical context, both in medieval and early American repertoire. Transcendental Youth features new songs from Darnielle, heard here in special arrangements for voices, piano, and guitar by the acclaimed musical polymath Owen Pallett. The songs visit a small community on Puget Sound in Washington, north of Seattle at the foot of Glacier Peak, and are inhabited by the mournful voices of the isolated and the lost in motels and apartment complexes around Snohomish County. A short solo Mountain Goats set begins the evening, followed by Anonymous 4 performing selections from their rich catalog in a program curated by both Darnielle and A4, and concluding with the collaborative performance.
I then found the same blurb for the barbican for the date 2 April 2012 / 19:30 Barbican Hall, London
Hi! I attended your concert in Iceland/Airwaves 2011. As you mentioned the violonist Pekka Kuusisto to interpret your concerto, I'd like to know if we'll be pleased to see you on stage at the Barbican - 16 March? Sorry if my question is stupid.