Friday, May 28, 2010

Van Dyke Parks in Barcelona

Good news from Music Clip of the Day: Van Dyke Parks can be heard tomorrow on WFMU-FM, performing at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival. “Tune in” (online) at at 7:25 PM (EDT) tomorrow night.

Thanks, Richard!

[May 29, 2010: Van Dyke Parks on fire! His set sounded like the performance of a lifetime: songs from Jump!, the unreleased “Black Gold” (yes, oil and catastrophe), “Orange Crate Art,” Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s “Danza,” “The All Golden,” and “Wings of a Dove.” I think that I was hearing violin and cello with VDP’s piano and voice. WFMU plans to archive all Primavera performances for streaming.]

comments: 2

Richard McLeese said...

What I heard in VDP's performance, as much as anything else, was a sense of sheer delight in being onstage and making music. He never had a big career as a live performer, did he? If not, that might help to explain why, at the age of 67, he sounds so fresh and inspired.

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, he sounded very happy to be there. 2010 really does seem to have become the year of Van Dyke Parks.