- Apr 13, 2018
Friday, April 13 at 7:00pm
On the occasion of the release of his sophomore solo album ‘YOU FUCKEN SUCKER’ Paul de Jong invites you into his musical diner where everybody gets an earful: a menu of emotional acrobatics with the aid of cellos, or what used to be cellos, a bottomless library of exotic americana, absurdist sound and video snippets, mismatched costumes and hats, fake teeth and moustaches, all purposefully OVER-FORMALIZED, UNDER-REHEARSED and everything in between and at times for the viewer just right.
Dutch cellist and composer Paul de Jong is probably best known as co-founder of beloved collage-pop eccentrics, the Books. After the band’s breakup in 2011, de Jong embarked on a journey of musical, literary and visual discovery which to date has resulted in a jumble of albums of new music, concert performances and impromptu appearances, gallery shows with video and screen prints, collaborations with colleagues young and elderly, and the unlocking of his vast archive of fringe media aka the ‘Mall of Found’ to a succession of resident artists and researchers of all nations, walks and ages.
His new album ‘YOU FUCKEN SUCKER’ is out April 6th on Temporary Residence, Ltd.
Listen here for a preview of YOU FUCKEN SUCKER: https://www.temporaryresidence.com/collections/albums/products/trr298
1 minute teaser for YOU FUCKEN SUCKER:
$12.50 general / $10 student + member