On Wed. June 5th at 9:30pm, GARY LUCAS will perform his celebrated live solo guitar score for Wu Yonggang’s 1934 Chinese silent classic film “The Goddess” starring incandescent Chinese film actress Ruan Lingyu, in the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Cluj Romania–a special event of the 18th Transylvania International Film Festival.
The cine-concert is part of the TIFF 2019 FOCUS CHINA, a special section developed in collaboration with the Shanghai International Film Festival, the Belt and Road Film Festival Alliance, and the Embassy of the Republic of China in Romania, This is Gary’s second time performing at TIFF, where he previously played his live score for the legendary Spanish “Dracula” outside Banffy Castle in Bontida Romania in 2010.
Lucas has been quite active performing his live film scores all over the globe, this year accompanying Luis Bunuel’s “El Angel Exterminador” in Bilbao Spain, premiering his live score for Erich Von Stroheim’s “The Wedding March” at la Cinematheque Francaise, and performing an ongoing retrospective of his live solo film scores at The Metrograph, NYC’s premier art-house cinema.
Next up at the Metrograph, on Sat. June 15th Gary plays his original live solo score for Paul Wegener and Carl Boese’s
“The Golem” (1920) at 8pm, as part of an ongoing retrospective of his film scores there curated by Jacob Perliin and Robert Melvin Rubin.
Lucas will be playing to a newly restored print of the film courtesy of Kino-Lorber.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Gary's live score for "The Golem", which the guitarist has performed in over 20 countries worldwide since debuting the work at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria in 1989 with his co-composer keyboardist Walter Horn— including Brazil, Russia, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Israel, and all across the UK, Europe and the US.
Wed. June 5th
Gary Lucas plays his live solo film score accompanying
Wu Yonggang’s 1934 masterpiece of Chinese silent cinema
“The Goddess” at the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF)
Sat. June 15th
The Metrograph, NYC
Gary Lucas accompanies a newly-restored print of “The Golem”
(1920, d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese) with his live solo score
as part of Lucas' ongoing retrospective at the Metrograph,
curated by Jacob Perlin and Robert Melvin Rubin
Sun. June 16th
Gary Lucas plays solo acoustic with his special guest vocalist Felice Rosser
at the legendary blues and jazz watering hole the 55Bar in the West Village of Manhattan
Sat. June 20th
Russian Consulate, NYC
Gary Lucas performs at a private event celebrating 20 years of Oleg Frisch’s long-running program
“Time Out Weekly”, which celebrates American music and entertainment for Russian-speaking audiences
Fri. June 21st
Joe’s Pub Outdoors Stage, NYC
Gary Lucas performs his Chinese jazz-pop project The Edge of Heaven
featuring vocalist and erhu virtuoso Feifei Yang and saxophonist Jason Candler
as part of the Make Music New York Festival, a global music event
linking 85 cities around the world
Sun. June 23rd
time and venue tba
Gary Lucas, Ernie Brooks, and Jerry Harrison reunion
Wed. July 3rd
Gary Lucas participates in Stories from Storytown, an ongoing
salon inviting folks from the entertainment word to share their
experiences, with special guests including writer/journalist David Hajdu,
and producer Wendy Magro
Thurs. August 15th
Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang and Jason Candler play “The Edge of Heaven”
at the Museum of Chinese in America as part of MOCA’s ongoing
exhibition “The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging”
Fri. Sept. 20th
The Cutting Room NYC
“Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas—The Lost Songs”
celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” album
featuring Gary’s special guests from Italy, Davide Combusti (The Niro) vocals
and Francesco Arpino keyboards and guitar performing selections from their forthcoming album
“The Complete Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas Songbook"
Sun. Oct. 27th and Mon. Oct. 28th
Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver
Gary will perform several live solo film scores tba