Music Tapes' Traveling Imaginary at ClouD 9 in Berkeley on 5/12/13
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Pitching the circus tent home they built especially for this tour, The Music Tapes will host a “magical and enchanting” (Bob Boilen, NPR) evening of songs, stories, games, movies, magic, and more.
As soon as audiences walk through the door, they will be greeted with surreal, carnival-esque games before entering the tent for a dreamlike show that includes songs from the band’s newest album Mary’s Voice (described by Pitchfork as “a grand, genre-straddling vision in sound"). Among the amusements: 16mm cartoons, virtuoso Klezmer music performed on the singing saw, Julian Koster’s unique narratives about dehydrated European cities and half-imagined children’s games, a 12-foot snowman, and the usual array of mechanical musical friends like the 7-Foot Tall Metronome and Static the Singing Television.