Special Event // Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore is founder in 1980 of NYC rock group Sonic Youth. He records and performs as a solo artist as well and has worked collaboratively with Merce Cunningham, Cecil Taylor, Lydia Lunch, John Zorn and Glenn Branca. He has composed music for films by Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, and Allison Anders. His writing has been published through various imprints. He runs the Ecstatic Peace records + tapes label, edits the Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, and is chief editor of the poetry imprint Flowers & Cream. He was on faculty at the 2011 Naropa University summer writing program. He currently records and tours with his group Chelsea Light Moving.
When Sonic Youth arose in the early 80?s, Yoko Ono had already been a counterculture legend. In 2012, the musicians of the most important American alternative band joined forces "with the world?s most famous unknown artist." However, this project is not about putting together a "dream team" composed of stars; it is rather about what Yoko Ono?s comprehensive work has always been animated by - an endless experiment in which art becomes life.
Thurston Moore remained faithful to their inspiration - their work is an endless experiment, ongoing for three decades, breaking through genre divisions and stylistic patterns. In this sense, working with Yoko Ono is a return to the roots, deeply ingrained in the idea of creative freedom without limits.
Tickets for Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore concert on August 7th, 2013 are available for purchase here: