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David Byrne: No Boundaries
Published January 30, 2007

The four Carnegie Hall concerts are part of Byrne's Perspective series, and will include a performance of his musical theatre piece The Knee Plays as well as collaborations with a large pool of musicians.

David Byrne: No Boundaries

THURS, FEB 1, 2007 at 9 PM
David Byrne: Songs from The Knee Plays
Zankel Hall

David Byrne opens his Perspectives with the first performance in 15 years of the complete music from The Knee Plays, his 1985 music-theater collaboration with Robert Wilson.

FRI, FEB 2, 2007 at 8 PM
Welcome to Dreamland
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Adem
Devendra Banhart
Vashti Bunyan
Cibelle
CocoRosie
Vetiver
Introduced by David Byrne

A new, experimental form of folk rock has emerged in recent years—with roots in ’60s psychedelia, ’90s jam bands, electronica, and a number of world music traditions. For this concert, David Byrne brings some of both the genre’s creators and their predecessors to Carnegie Hall.

SAT, FEB 3, 2007 at 8 PM
David Byrne: Songs from Here Lies Love
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

David Byrne and his band perform selections from his new multimedia song cycle written in collaboration with DJ Fatboy Slim—Here Lies Love. The songs invoke the life of Imelda Marcos, the former First Lady of the Philippines, and the servant who raised her.

SUN, FEB 4, 2007 at 7:30 PM
One Note
Zankel Hall

Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor
Camille
Haale
Introduced by David Byrne

A central tone or note is the thread that weaves together the wide array of composition and performance styles on this program—from classical to Iranian, liturgical to post rock—all having the musical concept of a central axis as a foundation.