Pop Conference Presents Damon & Naomi Of Galaxie 500

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Join us as Damon & Naomi of Galaxie 500 bring "Fortune" to life in this unique live scoring event.

At this performance, Damon & Naomi will present Fortune in both realms at once: as a live soundtrack to Yang's “silent” film.

Fortune exists as both a film and an album. Conceived as an exploration of the conflicting feelings surrounding her father’s recent passing, director Naomi Yang refers to the film as “a silent movie”—it was shot and cut without sound—though the visuals are so bound up in the music (and vice versa) that it’s more of a long-form music video, a visual poem set to the metronome of a textural score. Fortune the film is an expressive portrait, but doesn't adhere to any obvious narrative; rather, it's a comfortable space that the viewer can move in and out of, dreamlike and immersive.

Similarly, the 11 new songs on the LP Fortune don’t require visual accompaniment—Damon & Naomi constructed the album to communicate through sound alone—but they were written to reflect the film's emotional arc.

People often talk about Damon & Naomi as if they’re the raw infrastructure that remained after Galaxie 500 fell apart, a steel skeleton still stubbornly standing after an earthquake. But when Damon & Naomi began a new project, they weren’t adjusting so much as starting from scratch. By the time they released More Sad Hits, they had grown enough as musicians and songwriters that they didn’t need to lean on stark sincerity and reverb-drenched emoting. Instead, they reigned in their sound, favoring acoustic over electric, building more complex and specific textures, and exploring smaller sonic spaces. If Galaxie 500 was ahead of its time, Damon & Naomi are prescient in their own way, firmly rooted in the early ‘90s, but hinting at things to come.

Date and Time:
April 18, 2015
All Ages

EMP Museum
Sky Church
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

Ticket Info:
Free with Pop Conference registration or with museum admission.

Register for Pop Con at: empmuseum.org/popconference
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By: EMP Museum

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