Michael Gira (Swans) / Okkyung Lee
MICHAEL GIRA of Swans has announced two UK performances, in London and Newcastle upon Tyne in February 2018.
"I'm currently writing new material for the next phase of Swans, some of which I'll perform on my upcoming solo tours. Sitting there alone on stage with a dead piece of wood and some wires and just my voice is a challenge I set for myself a number of years ago, trying to fully embody the same thread that's run through the music all along, with the simplest of means. I think I've gotten pretty good at it over time. I play the guitar my own way. I've never really learned how to play it conventionally and I don't care to do so. I could just as easily be hitting two rocks together, as far as I'm concerned. It provides a context for the voice and words, and just as in the music of Swans, when all the elements (known and unknowable) combine, it can lead to something beyond itself, which is always the place I'd like to go: somewhere else. I hope to see you there. "
- Michael Gira / Swans
Please note - this is a SEATED event.
Please note, this show is 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by someone who's 18 or over).