It took a while for the magnitude of Taylor Mac’s new show to sink into my understanding all the way out here in Arizona. There was an article in the NY Times this past weekend, but I skimmed through it and thought it odd what New Yorkers find entertaining. Then, as oftentimes happens, I was listening to NPR in the car and caught this segment on All Things Considered. Thanks NPR, I would have missed the significance without you.
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music will happen coincidentally, on my birthday, October 8th, at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Taylor Mac will be delivering the most raucous, unusual and compelling combination of so many things, I’m sure it will be a memory of a lifetime for anyone hardy enough to stay the course of the 24 hour performance.
Read and listen yourself!
- NPR’s All Things Considered. A Musical History of the U.S., With An Extra Dose Of Glitter
- Taylor Mac.Org
- Performance of 6 of 24 Decades at Joe’s Pub with MASS MoCA