JUNE 2015: DAVID BYRNE'S "CONTEMPORARY COLOR" AT THE BARCLAYS CENTER

Associate Producer/Creative Consultant

 

Ten colorguards were paired with ten musicains who composed original music for pre-existing programs that were competed on a world class level. Contemporary Color priemered at the Air Canada Center in June 2015 and was also performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn the next week. The performance consisted of each composer performing their songs with a house band, while the colorguards performed their programs in the playing space in front of them. Part rock concert, part winterguard exhibition, Contemporary Color featured performances by tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, Lucius and project creator, David Byrne.

 

PRESS:

New York Times, "David Byrne's Changing of the Color Guard" — Brian Seibert, June 2015

Rolling Stone, "David Byrne, St. Vincent, Ad-Rock Blow Minds With Contemporary Color Show" — Stuart Berman, June 2015

 

A news clip from Pitchfork featuring the music of Nico Muhly and Ira Glass and performance by Alter Ego, directed by Bill and Turner Ross.

 

Finale of Contemporary Color at the Barclays Center in June 2015. Video by Bayard Russell.