Califone

Performing Arts

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Califone

Next@Wex

This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Thu, Aug 26, 2010 8 PM

"It is brilliant, conjuring stark, cinematic imagery via antiquated lyrical motifs, and a vintage instrumental aesthetic that's paradoxically forward-looking."—Under the Radar

Chicago's Califone return to perform their live soundtrack for All My Friends Are Funeral Singers complete with the feature film made by singer Tim Rutili. Employing an array of sounds oscillating between a vision of broken down machines in the future and a rural past of manual labor, Califone create a hypnotic score—highlighted by bluesy acoustic guitar, plaintive fiddle and banjo, found object percussion, and otherworldly electronics—to enliven the screen images. All Music Guide calls the piece "filled with engagingly warm-sounding tunes mating melodic accessibility with a winning lyrical evanescence powered by poetic dream logic." Califone round out the evening with a set of their innovative rock songs.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)