Tony Conrad, violin
Tony Conrad’s various activities (music, filmmaking, visual arts) and associations (Jack Smith, Dream Syndicate) make his status as “legend” and “treasure” well warranted. A key figure in the development of Minimalist music and Structuralist film, Conrad’s electrified and electrifying performances are wholly vital and without compromise. Delicate yet volatile, his spike and drone concoctions are some part fierce to some part sublime.
This performance took place on Jan 23, 2011.