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Mar 29th 2020 @ Big Ears Festival

Knoxville, TN
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Body/Head is Kim Gordon and Bill Nace http://bodyheadmusic.com
Big Ears Festival
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
7:00 PM
Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
In 1988, New York noisemakers Sonic Youth drew from the LSD-fueled monologue in Andy Warhol’s film, Chelsea Girls, for the lyrics to "Eric’s Trip." The fifth song on the seminal Daydream Nation—which was later selected for preservation in the National Recording Library by the Library of Congress—was a nod to Warhol’s deep influence on the band.

The influential exchange endures decades later. In 2018, The Andy Warhol Museum commissioned Kim Gordon, cofounder of Sonic Youth and notable visual artist herself, to create an original score for Warhol’s classic homage to the kiss, the 1963 silent film by that name. In 1960, Warhol abruptly quit painting and turned his attention toward multimedia projects, stretching his lo-fi aesthetic into a multidisciplinary approach that included film, music, fashion, and publishing. A writer, artist, beatmaker, bassist, guitarist, fashionista, and photographer, Gordon now carries that baton. The crown jewel in a full-scale exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and ephemera now on display at The Andy Warhol Museum, Kiss is a perfect avenue for artistic exploration.

At Big Ears, Gordon—accompanied by Big Ears veteran and Body/Head bandmate Bill Nace and experimental stalwarts Steve Gunn and John Truscinski—will breathe new breath into Kiss with a dazzling, dreamy, and partially improvised score. Kiss celebrates two wonderfully intertwined legacies, while affirming the one constant throughout Gordon’s comprehensive career: an ambitious quest to fuse her sonic and visual foundations through fearless creative experimentation.
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About Body/Head
Body/Head is Kim Gordon and Bill Nace http://bodyheadmusic.com