Antony and the Johnsons Announce New Album Cut The World

Antony and the Johnsons will release CUT THE WORLD on August 7th on Secretly Canadian (August 6th in the UK). Antony and the Johnsons: CUT THE WORLD is a collection of live symphonic performances of songs from the band’s 4 full length albums (SWANLIGHTS, THE CRYING LIGHT, I AM A BIRD NOW, S/T). Recorded in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, CUT THE WORLD features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony.

Additionally the title track “Cut The World” is featured here for the first time. It is one of Antony’s new songs for The Life and Death of Marina Abramović directed by Robert Wilson and staring Antony, Marina Abramović and Willem Dafoe.

CUT THE WORLD was recorded live on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the DK Concert Hall in Copenhagen, DK and represents Antony’s continued meditation on light, nature & femininity. Antony discusses his ideas on the track “Future Feminism”, a speech he made during one of the concerts. Addressing the affects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Antony explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world.

Track Listing:

Cut The World
Future Feminism
Cripple and the Starfish
You Are My Sister
Epilepsy Is Dancing
Another World
Kiss My Name
I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy
The Rapture
The Crying Light

06/02/12 – Moscow, Russia – Ahmad Tea Festival with Novaya Opera Orchestra
06/05/12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Holland Festival with The Metropole Orchestra
07/03/12 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel with L’ Orchestre National d’Ile de France
07/06/12 – Lyon, France – Théâtre antique de Fourvière with Orchestre de L’Opera de Lyon
07/09/12 – Istanbul, Turkey – Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater with Philharmonia Istanbul
07/11/12 – Gent, Belgium – Gent Jazz Festival with The Metropole Orchestra
07/13/12 – Ostrawa, Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrawa Festival with The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra
07/15/12 – Joensuu, Finland – Ilosaarirock Festival with The Joensuu City Orchestra
07/19/12 – Molde, Norway – Molde Jazz Festival with The Trondheim Solistene
07/22/12 – San Sebastian, Spain – Jazzaldia Festival with The Et Incarnatus Orkestra
07/25/12 – Lisbon, Portugal – Cascais Music Festival with The Orquestra Sinfonietta de Lisboa
07/28/12 – Lucern, Switzerland – Blue Balls Festival and orchestra
08/03/12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Music and Arts Festival with The Swedish National Radio Orchestra
08/01-12/12 – London, England – MELTDOWN: Antony curates MELTDOWN at The Southbank Centre

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