Feature

Diamanda Galás

April 14, 2017
8:00 pm

The Paramount Theatre presents Diamanda Galas Doors @ 7:00pm | Show @ 8:00pm Tickets: $20-$39.50 On sale February 25 at 10:00am The composer, vocalist and activist Diamanda Galas is one of the most uncompromising and influential avant-garde performers of the last thirty years, with an extensive catalog of work that is often oppressive but always thrilling. With a searing voice and background in classical and jazz piano, Galas has continually asserted the connection between her art and activism, tackling subjects like torture, genocide and AIDS in philosophically thoughtful and musically incendiary ways. Galas has previously collaborated with musicians varying from Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones to influential composer Iannis Xenakis, in addition to numerous others; and her vocal technique and performance has been cited as an inspiration by such performers as PJ Harvey and Anohni. Over the past few years, Galas has been working extensively in Europe, in particular on the theatrical performance "Das Fieberspital (The Fever Hospital)" -- based on the writings of Georg Heym, Gottfried Benn and herself -- at the Grokowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. Diamanda Galas has announced that she will be touring North America this spring. While she has continued to tour Europe consistently, this will be the first chance North American fans outside of New York City will be able to experience her transformative performances in several years. Galas will be performing music from her upcoming albums All The Way and At Saint Thomas The Apostle Harlem, which are both due out March 24th on Galas' Intravenal Sound Operations label. "Composer, vocal powerhouse, contemporary avant-garde icon...hero to modern jazz musicians and extreme metal bands alike."- Rolling Stone "She sings with an operatic soprano, a death-rattle rasp, work-song rhythms, sustained shrieks, long-lined modal incantations and rapid-fire gibberish; her piano can hint at bluesy boogie-woogie, tinkling Minimalism and cracked church bells. It's overwhelming." - The New York Times "Watching Diamanda Galas perform feels like watching God." - Noisey Event Parking Information Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the One American Center parking garage. For additional parking information, please click here.