Thursday, March 14, 2013
$10; $8 students and seniors; free for members. Tickets may also be purchased at door.
CAM presents a special performance of Jeremy Deller’s Acid Brass (1997), which will be played live for the first time in the United States. The award-winning Saint Louis Brass Band (think: trombones and tubas) will perform acid house dance hits of the 1980s (think: techno and raves), combining two very different cultural traditions of industrial Britain. Acid Brass developed from a diagram drawn by Deller—represented in the exhibition as the 1997 wall painting The History of the World—about the social, political, and musical connections between technology-driven house music and traditional British brass bands (which had their origins in the collective, leisure-time activities of the country’s coal miners). The musical “mash-up” reflects Britain’s shift from being an industrial to a post-industrial nation in the twentieth century. Special thanks to media sponsor 88.1 KDHX.
Become a CAM member or renew your membership on-site at Acid Brass and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to An Evening with Patti Smith on May 5!
Founded in 1998, the Saint Louis Brass Band is one of the only English brass bands in the St. Louis area. The band has ranked among the top 200 brass bands in the world and held the third-place rating in North America from 2001 to 2004. The band consists of twenty-five brass and three percussion performers who work as college students, teachers, performers, doctors, and in various other career fields.