Music Gear News
Karen O swaps microphone for classical music instruments
The singer-songwriter is collaborating with the playwright Adam Rapp on what is being dubbed as a "psycho-opera".
It will debut in New York in October.
The opera has yet to have a title but has been described as "an assault on the tragic joys of youth".
It is being produced by the Studio, which is a new initiative launched by arts and technology group the Creators Project.
O, who also wrote the music for the cult Spike Jonze film Where the Wild Things Are, joins a growing band of popstars who are making the crossover into classical music and the world of stage.
Blur's Damon Albarn recently wrote an opera based on the Elizabethan polymath Dr John Dee, while U2 wrote the music for the Spider-man musical, which is currently rocking Broadway.
This isn't the end of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who first came together in 2000, just one of the many side projects that keep them occupied beyond their regular band duties.
Their last album was It's Blitz! which was released in 2009.
Save Money Now And Buy Online Today
Posted on 19 Jul 2011 16:32 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Akai Pro have just announced some huge new products for this year's Musikmesse show.
Throughout March, PreSonus are offering 50% off PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional and upgrades.
Novation are celebrating their heritage by releasing a free 800MB sample pack a competition to win your choice of Novation synth. The closing date has now been extended.
We're pleased to announce that we now stock Dean Markley strings at Gear4music!
We've all been watching the demo videos, some of us have even been lucky enough to use the new products, but if you have a question about the new AIRA gear you just can't find an answer for, you're in luck!
Orange are launching limited edition versions of their amps... with white finishes!
Recent Music News
Get two Reason Drum Kits ReFills for free when you purchase Reason 7.
Nord Keyboards have revealed a desktop, rack-mountable synthesizer with all the features of the Lead A1 synth.
The Electro Harmonix Nano Big Muff Pi, Hot Tubes and Soul Food have all been given Gold Awards by Guitar World Magazine.
Novation bundle the Launchpad S and Launch Control hardware together... and that's not all.
We've put together a scientifically-accurate test to find out which trade show conquers all.
DigiTech are reintroducing two of their most popular pedals, the DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201.