The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by The Tiger Lillies
On March 16th, at the Nanterre Theater in Paris, the Tiger Lillies will debut their 90-minute musical adaptation of Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
The performance will be a collaboration between the infamous London-based musical trio and visual artist Mark Holthusen. Throughout the performance, a multimedia stage production will immerse the audience in the world of Coleridge’s surreal ballad, shifting from song to song, and creating a show that is somewhere between a movie and a concert. Multi-screen projected animation and video, along with other fancy stage tricks, will work in concert to create a virtual baroque stage production, and a unique musical experience that’s as quirky and unexpected as the Tiger Lillies.
After six months of work, the project is in its final stages. Although we have received generous support from the French government, we are in need of some additional funding to help finish the show. We hope the Tiger Lillies' fans can help us make this happen.
About The Tiger Lilies
The Tiger Lillies are a three-piece band, formed in 1989 and based in London. The English trio tours worldwide, and won international acclaim with their opera Shockheaded Peter. Defying any singular description, the Tiger Lillies surreal musical style is something of a mix between opera, gypsy punk, and old Paris. Masters of dark humor, their music plays in the intersection between offensive and delightful. It has been called macabre, darkly humorous, perversely beautiful and impossible to pigeonhole.
The Tiger Lillies were nominated for a Grammy award for their 2003 album, The Gorey End, which was a collaboration of sorts with the writer and illustrator Edward Gorey and the Kronos Quartet. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is set for release in March of 2011.
For more information, visit: http://www.tigerlillies.com/
For behind the scene and more images from the show visit: The ROAM Blog
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