Music Gear News

At Gear4Music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Karen O swaps microphone for classical music instruments

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist is to produce an opera with Adam Rapp
Great deals on musical instruments

Karen O, the vocalist for the New York rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is swapping her 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

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800626197-ADNFCR

Posted on 19 Jul 2011 16:32 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Could Behringer be planning their first ever polyphonic synth?

25 Nov 2014 16:14
thumbnail

For a limited time only, save 10% on Freshman Renegade acoustic guitars.

14 Nov 2014 16:36
thumbnail

Moog have announced that they have discontinued the Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer.

14 Nov 2014 12:54
thumbnail

Focusrite have announced the arrival of the Scarlett Solo Studio Pack, everything you need to record with legendary Focusrite sound.

13 Nov 2014 16:05
thumbnail

Korg have revealed the latest version of the Kronos keyboard series, updated for 2015.

13 Nov 2014 09:03
thumbnail

Nineboys UK-made instruments are now available at Gear4music!

11 Nov 2014 11:42

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Casio are offering £100 to spend across the Casio Online website when you purchase and register a Celviano AP-460 or Privia PX-860 digital piano.

24 Nov 2014 17:12
thumbnail

Exclusive to Gear4music, the Limited Edition Marshall Custom Offset has arrived!

24 Nov 2014 12:31
thumbnail

Audiofly 's range of in-ear monitors are designed for professional and personal use. Now available online at Gear4music.

21 Nov 2014 16:22
thumbnail

Receive your free Dr Green Tune Up pedal when you purchase any Ashdown Access All Areas amplifier.

21 Nov 2014 10:56
thumbnail

From now until the end of December, you can claim a free copy of Strike when you purchase an Akai MPD pad controller.

19 Nov 2014 11:14
thumbnail

D'Angelico Guitars began with one man, John D'Angelico, who created 1,164 guitars throught the course of his life, working from his shop in Manhattan.

17 Nov 2014 12:33