Sound Series: DEAN & BRITTA 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
Thursday, Nov 08, 2012 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Co-presented with WYEP 91.3 Presents
The Warhol is genuinely proud to present the 75th performance celebration of 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, marking it’s return to Pittsburgh after premiering at the Byham Theater in October 2008. The project, which features a selection of Warhol's four-minute silent film portraits with commissioned soundtracks by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips, was jointly commissioned by The Warhol and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Taking the form of a multi-media concert, the project has been consistently touring internationally since January '09 and continues to except offers into 2014. Some tour highlights have included the Allen Room at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Sydney Opera House and Teatro Versace in Milan.
Overall, however, watching the screen tests gives the same effect as listening to 13 Most Beautiful: it’s hard to imagine one without the other, a testament to how considered 13 Most Beautiful is. Perhaps more meaningful to fans of either Warhol or Wareham and Phillips, it is nonetheless to be respected as a true achievement. – PopMatters