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Shara Worden & Sarah Kirkland Snider – Penelope

12th Oct 10 (Tue) Leave a comment Go to comments

On October 18th, at (le) Poisson Rouge in NYC, Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) will be performing the music of Sarah Kirkland Snider backed by yMusic, a six piece chamber ensemble with violinist Rob Moose at the helm (who has played on MBD’s albums).

The album, entitled Penelope (which comes out on October 26th) is a 60-minute song cycle composed by Snider for Worden and the orchestral group, Signal, based on texts by playwright Ellen McLaughlin, derived from the music theater piece of the same name she and Snider wrote together in 2007-2008.

Here is a free taste: “This is What You’re Like” mp3

Penelope is up for pre-order on the Amazons

The songs loosely tell a story: A woman’s husband appears at her door after an absence of 20 years, suffering from brain damage. A veteran of a modern war, he doesn’t know who he is and she doesn’t know who he’s become. While they wait together for his return to himself, she reads him Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, and in the journey of that book, she finds a way into her former husband’s memory and the terror and trauma of war.

Oh, and sorta related to My Brightest Diamond… her labelhead, Sufjan Stevens‘ new album The Age of Adz comes out today, and it’s on special deal over at the Amazons.  $3.99 for the download version (for a limited time).

But it’s also out on CD & vinyl, and you know those are better for your diet anyway. :)

~Dan – np: Holy FuckLatin

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  1. 12th Oct 10 (Tue) at 9:09 am | #1

    Sufjan’s new album got BNMed by Pitchfork. This should come as no surprise to anyone that follows either.

    Killer blog btw too.

    • 12th Oct 10 (Tue) at 11:45 am | #2

      BNM? Oh, best new music… yeah, i dig the new Sufjan, too. Would have liked more banjo & strings, but I dig the electronic stuff (a la Enjoy Your Rabbit).

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      ~Dan

  2. 22nd Oct 10 (Fri) at 7:59 am | #3

    nice site..:D

  1. 13th Oct 10 (Wed) at 12:02 pm | #1

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