Frida nel Parco 2023
Frida extra | Che cosa fantastica. EVENTO SPECIALE | Lydia Lunch + Retrovirus (Usa). Ore 21.00
Lydia Lunch, icona della scena punk newyorkese, cantante, poetessa, attrice, in live con Retrovirus
Throughout her career, Lunch has defied convention in many ways outside of music. Her singular voice has lent itself to film, poetry, spoken word, books, comics, podcasting and even self-empowerment. Her collaborators include Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten, Nels Cline, Hubert Selby Jr. and innumerable others.
Hostile, vulgar and unfiltered, Lunch’s iconic swagger is something everyone wants but few could handle; partly why she never entered the mainstream system. Her company Widowspeak Productions handles all her recording and publishing, including the career-hopping live album Retrovirus (2013) — also the name of her current performance vehicle.
Made up of Lunch and “all-star cast of sonic brutarians” Weasel Walter, Kevin Shea and Tim Dahl, Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS will tackle Lunch’s works from 1977 to present via selections from previous bands like Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and 8 Eyed Spy, or classic albums Queen of Siam and Shotgun Wedding, wading into territories of no wave, hard rock, psychedelia, “illustrated word” and “jazz noir” in the process.
This blueprint aside, the work of Lydia Lunch is predictable to no one. You will be frightened, perplexed and engrossed by what you see. If you’re open enough, you will also be tremendously inspired.