“One of the most influential sounds to emerge out of the ‘80s rock underground . . . seductively drowsy and intimate.” —Rolling Stone
Singer/guitarist /composer Dean Wareham (formerly of Galaxy 500 and Luna) was commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to compose music to accompany some of Warhol’s rarely seen silent-film portraits, which the artist called Screen Tests. These extraordinary documents of the 1960s New York art scene constitute a voluminous portrait gallery of well-known celebrities, Factory superstars, and anonymous teenagers. Wareham’s wistful tenor and languorous songs and Britta Phillips’ dreamy harmonies make the perfect live sound track for Warhol’s technically simple yet transfixing films.
Preshow celebrity-portrait gallery tour at 7 pm (free with event ticket).