13 Most Beautiful…Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

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September 19, 2012
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September 22, 2012
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13 MOST BEAUTIFUL…SONGS FOR ANDY WARHOL’S SCREEN TESTS
Dean & Britta
(New York)
Presented by Theatre Junction

Canadian Première!

Sept 19th – 22th, 2012  8pm 

Between 1964 and 1966, Andy Warhol shot almost 500 Screen Tests: revealing portraits of various individuals – both famous and anonymous – who visited his studio, the Factory. The legendary Screen Tests have become a sort of yearbook for the mid-1960s avant-garde, revealing a fascinating variety of physical and emotional responses elicited from its subjects as they are each confronted with the gaze of the ‘other’. Jointly commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and inspired by the mythos of The Factory, songwriters Dean & Britta have composed a live score for a selection of the films; evoking the legacy of Warhol’s era with their dream-pop sensibility and entrancing rock rhythms. Dean & Britta are Dean Wareham and Britta Philips, formerly of iconic 90s band Luna. Prior to Luna, Wareham fronted Galaxie 500, an influential late 80’s band that has been compared to the likes of Jonathan Richman and The Velvet Underground.

‘Only in the Screen Tests does Andy Warhol on film achieve the ethereal beauty of his best paintings’   – The Guardian

“In a word, mesmerizing.”   The New York Times

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