Thursday, November 18, 2010

Waits in London next year?

The British Academy has what seems to be some great news for English Waits-fans: in an interview for the RA by Sarah Greenberg, architect Will Alsop seems to suggest Mr. Waits might be performing in London early next year.
 "...(Alsop) tells me he is converting the cavernous ground floor beneath his Battersea studio into ‘Testbed 1’, a ‘space without an agenda’ for performance, art, music and socialising. ‘Bruce McLean did the first performance and our official launch is in February, with composer Gavin Bryars and Tom Waits."

(via Matt C.)

UPDATE (Nov. 19): The Gavin Bryars camp indicated the Testbed 1 venue might be used to launch/publicise the release of the Opera North cd Mercy & Grand, but a Tom Waits appearance is rather unlikely, let alone a performance. But then again, you never know....   (via Jarlath)

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