Diamanda Galás

Photo by Austin Young Diamanda Galás


Mon., April 3, 7 p.m. and Wed., April 5, 7 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

214 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Diamanda Galás is a fearsome wraith who comes from a much darker and more mysterious place than any typical heaven or hell. Her voice alone is an awe-inspiring weapon as she casts it aloft with a scarifying force that combines the power of opera with guttural shrieks and wailing, which instill a deep sense of dread. She rattles her piano with hints of chamber-music experimentation and free-jazz expansiveness, which twine together like the soundtrack to a nightmare. In March, Galás released two albums simultaneously. Her 2016 performance of multilingual “death songs” by Albert Ayler and Jacques Brel was captured on At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem, and she plunges further into morbid mysticism on All the Way, a set of unsettling, funereal remakes of standards by Thelonious Monk, Roy Hawkins, Rick Darnell and even Johnny Paycheck. Also Wednesday, April 5.


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