While on the road with Okkervil River, Lauren Gurgiolo began composing a set of tunes inspired by Soren Kierkegaard’s "The Seducer’s Diary." Her longtime obsession with the book led to 7 tunes musically influenced by the characteristics of Kierkagarrd's writing with deconstructed lyrics from the story. The music was written specifically for the The Dialtones, a group of talented and accomplished musicians whom Gurgiolo has forged deep creative relationships over the course of several years.
LAUREN GURGIOLO (Okkervil River, Roky Erickson)
KARLA MANZUR (Alejandro Escovedo, Dana Falconberry)
LINDSAY GREENE (Paula Nelson, Elizabeth McQueen)
MICHAEL ST CLAIR (Okkervil River, Polyphonic Spree)
ANDREW GERFERS (The Conrads)
The experience and musicality of these musicians complete the material Gurgiolo has written for her newest work, Calculated Carelessness.
To celebrate the release of the CD, Calculated Carelessness, a special multi-media installation based on the work will run from Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, Texas. The interactive, multi-media installation accompanying Calculated Carelessness promises to immerse audiences in the eerie, dreamlike world of Kierkegaard’s The Seducer's Diary; the text inspiring the work’s sensorially dense moods and themes. Deluged in music, interactive sculpture and projection, this otherworldly event will envelop audiences in an experience created by Austin’s brightest lights in the creative arts.
Tickets for the installation are $5-15 sliding scale and will be available at the door or online: calculatedcarelessness.brownpapertickets.com
. All tickets include one Calculated Carelessness limited-edition CD or a download card.
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