We Are David Byrne, Lucius, How To Dress Well, and Tune-Yards of Contemporary Color! AUAA!
We are all working together on this exciting project called Contemporary Color, conceived by David Byrne. Together, we're each collaborating with a Colorguard team to present a LIVE performance in Brooklyn and Toronto. We'll all be composing and performing original music LIVE alongside our teams at the performances.
Here's a video of David Explaining the idea to some of the teams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykzkjAwUy74&feature=youtu.be
This weekend, some of us are in Dayton, Ohio for the WGI (Winter Guard International) Championships and meeting our teams for the first time and wanted to get together and answer questions you have for us! We want to tell you the AMAZING story of color guard, the "sport of the arts." AND we want to talk about this crazy experience collaborating together!
We've got: David Byrne, Tom of How to Dress Well, Jess and Holly of Lucius, and Merrill of Tune-Yards here ready to chat! More details on Contemporary Color are below!
The composer and team pairings are:
David Byrne and Les Eclipses
Nelly Furtado and Ventures
How To Dress Well and Mechanicsburg High School
Devonté Hynes and Black Watch
Kelis and Brigadiers
Lucius and Shenendehowa High School
Money Mark + Ad-Rock and Somerville High School
Nico Muhly + Ira Glass and Alter Ego
St. Vincent and Field of View
tUnE-yArDs and Emanon
The Shows Will Be on…June 27 & 28 @ Barclays Center in Brooklyn presented by BAM and June 22 & 23 at Toronto's Air Canada Center for the Luminato Festival. www.Contemporarycolor.com
We'll spend the next couple of hours answering as many questions as we can and are looking forward to talking to you!
Hi guys! Thanks so much for joining us this morning. We can't believe there are so many folks out there that are interested in this zany project we're doing. We have to run to the arena to check out our teams perform in a few minutes, but we will be back here and there to answer lingering questions when we can. :) Hope to see as many of you as can make it out to the shows in Toronto and Brooklyn!! -DB, Tom, Lucius and Merrill