This just found its way onto my radar (via the PI's Regina Hackett's Art to Go blog) and sounds delicious.
The reflective and wistful pop duo Dean and Britta were commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to make music to accompany Warhol's screen tests of several stars like Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Nico and Dennis Hopper. There will be a DVD released on Plexifilm and an forthcoming tour to support it – including a stop at the Seattle Art Museum on Friday, February 6.
From the SAM website:
The multi-media performance 13 Most Beautiful . . . Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests features a large-scale video projection of Andy Warhol’s four-minute, silent film portraits Screen Tests above musicians performing live on stage. Composed by songwriters Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (formerly of Luna and currently with Dean & Britta), the extraordinary melodies and dreamy harmonies are the perfect live soundtrack for Warhol’s technically simple yet transfixing films of the 1960s New York art scene, well-known celebrities, Factory superstars and anonymous teenagers.
Taking the Pulse features a wide range of styles, genres and disciplines. Performances are presented at all three SAM locations and are often accompanied by discussions among artistic collaborators.
SAM members ticket pre-sale begins Friday, December 12 at 10 am. General public ticket sales begin Friday, January 2 at 10 am. Four ticket maximum. Tickets may be purchased at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM's three sites, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the Box Office at 206.654.3121
RSVP by email or call 206.654.3121 if planning to attend.
Here's an excerpt from the project (of the song "Knives from Bavaria [Spoonful of Fun]"):