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David Byrne Announces Special Color Guard Performances, “Contemporary Color”

Featuring Music Written by St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, How to Dress Well, tUnE-yArDs, and More

Jan 22, 2015 David Byrne and St. Vincent Bookmark and Share

Always the experimentalist David Byrne has announced a partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Toronto’s Luminato Festival for special set of shows called Contemporary Color, pairing original music with color guard performances. In addition to Byrne’s own compositions, artists such as St. Vincent, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, tUnE-yArDs, How to Dress Well, Kelis, and Nelly Furtado while be providing their own pieces for the color guard teams of the U.S. and Canada.

Contemporary Color is scheduled to take place June 22 and 23 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as part of the Luminato Festival, as well as June 27 and 28 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

First introduced to color guard in 2008 when he was asked to contribute a piece of music to a performance, Byrne says after watch a DVD of the show “I was stunned at what I was seeing and being a musician I naturally wondered to myself: what if these performances had really great live music? Wouldn’t that lift it to another level?” Byrne goes on to describe the performances of Contemporary Color as “the biggest glitter cannon show of your life.”

Scroll down below to watch a trailer for Contemporary Color, formatted as part of a fake high school news program.



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