MON, APR 2, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Tomorrow Night’s the Night: Low Live in London at the Royal Festival Hall


Bands play shows all the time, and though we often try to convince you otherwise (and will, let’s just go ahead and admit, continue to do so), almost any one of these shows is not really “news,” exactly.

Tomorrow night’s Low performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall strikes us as an exception, despite our many biases, both personal and professional.

Added on to the fact that Low will be playing a venue typically occupied by groups with the word “Philharmonic” in their name, the band has invited the artist Peter Liversidge to produce backdrops for their performance. Here’s some more info on Peter and his plans with Low…

Peter Liversidge has begun a year-long collaboration with the band Low from Duluth, Minnesota. The partnership will culminate in a new set of proposals written for the musicians.

To inaugurate this partnership, Liversidge was invited to produce a backdrop for Low’s concert at the Royal Festival Hall of the Southbank Centre in London on April 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm. As detailed in a proposal from Liversidge, the backdrop will consist of three video projections, lighting, mirror balls, festoon lighting and shadows. The work designed for the show is born of a fascination with the relationship between the audience and performer as it has evolved with the technological innovations of the past century, as well as Liversidge’s personal relationship with the band and appreciation of their music.

The first 500 people to arrive at the concert will receive an embossed facsimile of Liversidge’s proposal related to the performance.

In the parlance of our times, it looks like this show will really be “something else.”

Posted by Chris Jacobs