Press Release

World Premiere of ANOHNI's HOPELESSNESS at Park Avenue Armory

Event Date: 
18 May 2016 to 19 May 2016
New York, NY

Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York & Park Avenue Armory Present ANOHNI: HOPELESSNESS

World Premiere of ANOHNI’s New Live Show Set for May 18 & 19 at Park Avenue Armory

Red Bull Music Academy and Park Avenue Armory are proud to present the world premiere of HOPELESSNESS, the new live show and album from ANOHNI performed on two consecutive evenings in New York. Featuring original films, and a band that includes Oneohtrix Point Never, the celebrated singer, composer and visual artist will bring her politically charged masterpiece to audiences in an environment unlike any other within the vast Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Tickets for the May 18th and 19th shows at Park Avenue Armory--part of the acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York and the Armory’s Spring-Fall 2016 programmatic offerings—go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, March 24 at 10am EDT via armoryonpark.org or nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com.

HOPELESSNESS is the recently announced new album from the singer of Antony and the Johnsons, out May 6th on Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade. A collaboration with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, HOPELESSNESS is a dance record with soulful vocals and lyrics addressing subjects including surveillance, drone warfare and ecocide. The album seeks to disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics. 

The Armory’s spring-fall 2016 lineup also includes a diverse array of world and North American premieres, commissions, and multi-disciplinary collaborations.  HOPELESSNESS will extend the Armory’s history of presenting collaborative works that employ music and visual art to take full advantage of its soaring drill hall.  Previous premieres include Massive Attack V Adam Curtis, which featured music and film in an exploration of contemporary history and politics; the xx, a series of site-specific concerts that blurred the boundary between artist and audience; Stockhausen’s OKTOPHONIE, performed in a lunar environment created by Rirkrit Tiravanija; tears become…streams become…, a collaboration between artist Douglas Gordon and pianist Hélène Grimaud which flooded the Armory’s drill hall with an installation of water, light, and music; and Goldberg, a performance of Bach’s keyboard masterwork by Igor Levit as conceived by performance artist Marina Abramović.

Tickets On Sale Thursday, March 24 at 10am ET via armoryonpark.org & nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com

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