“Cut the World” is the a gorgeous song by the very talented Antony and the Johnsons– This film is stunning and a bit intense. The video is beautiful and is the title track of Antony’s new live album. “Cut The World” was written for his opera “The Life and Death of Marina Abramović.” The music is of course perfectly moving and sentimental capturing the essence of psychosis, envy, impulse, and depression. Also, did I mention it stars Willem Dafoe and actress Carice van Houten. I highly recommend this song and this video but know that it is a bit graphic–but artistically done.
Courtesy of Disco Naivete (awesome GIF)
I appreciate the below description of his amazing and unique performance at RadioCity last night.
“The Museum of Modern Art has commissioned Antony and the Johnsons to perform Swanlights, on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Featuring a 60-piece orchestra, the performance piece is conceived as a new commission especially developed for the January 26th performance, and an evolution of the highly acclaimed The Crying Light, which was presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival. Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums (self-titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston.”
His performance last night was stunning and a unique first–Antony and the Johnsons is a gorgeous etherial blend of orchestration, deep and dissecting self-reflection, performance art, and meaningful hymns. His