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John Cale @ The National Gallery, London


John Cale will be interviewed at the

National Gallery, London on the 15 May 2009

as part of the

Museums at Night weekend

about his installation for the
Venice Biennale.



In Conversation: John Cale


Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale is representing Wales at this year's Venice Biennale, where he will be showing a much-anticipated mixed-media installation. In this informal conversation, he will talk about his work for Venice and discuss the connections between art and music. With Colin Wiggins.

Generously funded by the Outset Contemporary Art Fund Theatre.
Free, no need to book but places available on a first-come first-served basis.

National Gallery
May 15th @ 10PM



 



The Times
has a piece about John Cale and his project for the Venice Biennale:

Archive film, provided by the Welsh Arts Council, will be used in Cale’s show, but he has also been filming the Wales of today with the cinematographer Bevis Bowden. “I fully realise this show will be very public,” he sighs. “I will be out here. I will be judged.” He also admits, in a positive piece of self-criticism, that “doing this art has been much harder than music”.


 
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nico

Blonde Goddess to Dark Haired Musician


  



Nico died 20 years ago and would be 70 this month. As mentioned in my last post John Cale organised a tribute night in London which took place at the weekend. I think it was professionally filmed so will look out for this. Apparently, Cale was also wearing go go boots as a tribute to Nico. (He so copied me!)


John Cale shares his memories of Nico and her music career on BBC Radio 4 at the weekend and this interview can be heard here 


Here is a photograph of James Dean Bradfield singing at the concert (Cale on keyboards):

Life Along the Borderline; a tribute to Nico

 
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nico

A Tribute To Nico


 

John Cale
is leading a tribute titled Life Along The Border: A Tribute To Nico which will be held on Saturday 11 October at the Southbank Centre, London. Acts confirmed are as follows:

 
  • Broadcast
  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Nick Franglen
  • Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance)
  • Liz Green
  • Natasha Khan
  • Mark Lanegan
  • Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
  • Peter Murphy (Bauhaus)

More names to be announced.

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I think that it is very fitting that John Cale is involved with this as he helped Nico on her way to being an established artist. Also Peter Murphy from Bauhaus knew Nico and worked with her.

I just wish I could go but only found out and so can't afford it.

So I bought these boots instead to pay homage:


 

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Lost Music (for a Hippie) Podcast

AIN’T GOT NOTHING AT ALL
After taking a week off for Halloween and candy eating and trick or treating, Losthippie Podcast returns with a tribute to the band responsible for 99% of the bands that exist today: The Velvet Underground! A range of artists from Rilo Kiley to Thurston Moore cover VU and serve up some acoustic ditties, some noisy freakouts, and some choice rockers. We also visit with Matthew Sweet and his girlfriend, Matthew Friedberger and his sonic weirdness, and yes, we have the greatest cover of all time- The Gourds, “Gin and Juice”! Surf on over and enjoy!
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