LONDON.- Frieze Art Fair
announced that Frieze Music 2010 will present two specially curated nights of very different sounds, one of disco and a second of exquisite song from a singular voice.
Friday, 15 October will see Hercules and Love Affair (plus special guests) perform at Debut, one of Londons most innovative new music spaces, situated under the arches of London Bridge Station. The Guardian has described New York-based band as a deliciously groovesome blend of classic disco, early house and contemporary techno. Their self-titled debut received considerable critical and commercial acclaim, and was named by The New York Times as the breakthrough album of 2008.
This will be a rare chance to see Hercules and Love Affair play in the UK, performing an homage to the 90s house scene with a celebrated new line-up. Their second album, which was recorded in Vienna earlier this year, will be released in early 2011, and new material will be debuted at the Frieze Music performance.
Saturday, 16 October Frieze Music moves to Shoreditch Church for a night of ethereal music from Baby Dee, a classically trained harpist and pianist. For this one-off candlelit concert, Dee will be performing with The Elysian Quartet, one of the UKs most innovative young ensembles and the only British quartet of its generation focused exclusively on 20th-century contemporary and experimental music. Pitchfork.com called the Cleveland-based singers story one of the most fascinating youll ever hear in indie rock, having performed in a Coney Island sideshow, as a church organist and as an arranger for the first incarnation of Antony and the Johnsons.
Hercules and Love Affair and Baby Dee have both collaborated with Mercury Prize winner Antony Hegarty.
Frieze Music is curated by Sarah McCrory (curator of Frieze Projects) and Sam Thorne (associate editor of frieze magazine).