Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, and Matthew Ritchie
In an inspired collision of creative worlds, three inexhaustibly
original artists-brothers Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of indie
rock band The National and omnivorous visual art phenomenon Matthew
Ritchie-combine talents to create a song-filled myth about the
beginning of time. A feast of images, instrumentals, and songs
thick with primordial mystery, The Long Count pairs
Ritchie's protean forms with a twelve-piece orchestra and the
Dessners' gothic mix of electric and orchestral sounds.
Guest vocalists Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders, The Pixies), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), and Matt Berninger (The National) round out the line-up in this visionary collaboration between music and art.
Music director Rob Moose
Audio design by David Sheppard
Costume design by Rabia Troncelliti
Vocalists - Kim and Kelley Deal, Shara Worden, and Matt Berninger
Commissioned by BAM for the 2009 Next Wave Festival