Sept 11: My Brightest Diamond for Post Performance 4
THE LUMINARY CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
POST PERFORMANCE 4: My Brightest Diamond
September 11, 2011 from 7-10pm at the Old Post Office Plaza
For the second year in a row The Luminary Center for the Arts and the Partnership for Downtown presents the Post Performances, a free monthly performance series to be held once a month in the summer of 2011 at the Old Post Office Plaza. The Post Performances will pair innovative visual artists and musicians to create site-specific, one-time performances that are free and open to the public.
Post Performance 4 features a special solo show by My Brightest Diamond. As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden’s voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera House to Lincoln Center. She’s performed under the experimental-pop moniker My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts Bryce Dessner (The National), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and The Decemberists among friends and fans. They are just a few of the many who’ve fallen in love with Worden’s mystical voice and mythic storytelling. Worden’s artistry seems to transcend music itself. On stage she evokes as much Martha Graham as Edith Piaf, and can be found collaborating with visual artists (Matthew Ritchie) and filmmakers (Matthew Barney, Murat Eyuboglu) alike. Where worlds are colliding, there is a Shara; a zeitgeist for a growing movement of experimental musicians eager to bend the borders of artistry and genre.Visual artist for this event is TBA.
The performance is FREE, all ages and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring seating and are welcome to bring food and drinks to the event (no glass please).
View photos from the show online here.