Exposed : Songs for Unseen Warhol Films

Multimedia Concert

In celebration of The Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th anniversary in 2014, the museum commissioned Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. This performance is comprised of 15 short Warhol films that were recently digitized by MPC/Technicolor and had not been publically screened previously.

Five songwriter-composers, reflecting the generational trajectory and musical influence from post-Velvet Underground ‘70s through today have been selected to write and perform music live on stage: Tom Verlaine (Television), Martin Rev (Suicide), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), Eleanor Friedberger (the Fiery Furnaces) and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound).

The films chosen are a combination of portraits and actualités featuring Superstars and luminaries such as, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Montez, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Andy Warhol.

Running time : 75 mins


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Guest music curator : Dean Wareham
Guest songwriters : Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Eleanor Friedberger, Dean Wareham, Bradford Cox
Vocals, bass, keyboards : Britta Phillips
Keyboards, guitars : Jason Quever
Drums : Noah Hecht
Films by Andy Warhol
Digital transfer of Warhol films courtesy of MPC
Production Design : Clear Story Creative
Lighting Designer : Rob Long

Co-commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum, BAM for the 2014 Next Wave Festival, and UCLA Center for the Art of Performance.