ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS

Born in Sussex, England, Antony also spent his childhood in Amsterdam and the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to NYC at the age of 19. In 1992, he founded the performance collective Blacklips at the Pyramid Club, and spent the next several years developing his voice and ideas on late night stages around NYC.

DVD + DOCUMENTARY ANNOUNCE // Antony and the Johnsons And Charles Atlas Announce ‘TURNING’ Documentary And Concert, Out Nov. 10/11 Via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade


Today, we are proud to announce the release of TURNING, a concert film documentary captured during the critically acclaimed tour of Europe by Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas during the fall of 2006. TURNING is a synthesis of Antony’s songs and Atlas’s video portraiture of the 13 woman who performed on stage in a series of performances. Watch the trailer and listen to track ‘Daylight And The Sun‘ (Available as instant download with iTunes pre-orders) above.

From Antony-

“I would describe TURNING as some of the most significant work of my career. Charles Atlas and I spent seven years producing the film and another year and a half showing the film at select festivals. In the last three years especially, the recognition of transgendered people and the resurgence of feminist consciousness has exploded in popular culture around the world. We planted some seeds for this zeitgeist in 2006, when I travelled with thirteen courageous women across Europe and presented the concert TURNING, exploring the intersection between images of contemporary trans-femininity and visions of pioneering future feminist artists such as Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine. We shared this circle of modern femininity with the world, bringing it from the late night stages of NYC to some of the most highly regarded theaters in Europe.”

TURNING saw its theatrical release from fall 2011 – summer 2012, premiering at festivals in London, Melbourne, New York City, and Copenhagen. The release of the deluxe edition of the TURNING DVD will coincide with select TV screenings around the world and will include a CD of the entire concert. The CD will contain live renditions of songs from the first three Antony and the Johnsons‘ full length albums – Antony and the Johnsons, I Am A Bird Now, and The Crying Light as performed by an ensemble of musicians including Maxim Moston, Rob Moose, Julia Kent, Parker Kindred, Jeff Langston and Thomas Bartlett. Additionally, it will also feature two rare Antony and the Johnsons studio recordings from that period.

TURNING will be available on DVD+CD and digitally on November 11 in North American via Secretly Canadian and November 10th in the UK and Europe via Rough Trade. Pre-order now via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Antony and the Johnsons Debut New Video for “Cut The World”

Antony and the Johnsons share their brand new video for “Cut the World.” Premiering today on Pitchfork, it’s the previously unreleased title-track to the forthcoming live album. Directed by Nabil and shot in London, it’s a breathtaking piece of work with a statement. The cinematic short stars Willem Dafoe, who many of you will recognize from the Spider-Man triology and Carice Van Houten from “Game of Thrones” and Valkyrie. Performance artist Marina Ambramovic also appears in the video. Note – the short may not be suitable for all viewers. Watch above.

Antony originally wrote “Cut The World” for the opera The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. A screening of the video will take place on August 11 at the Southbank Centre in London for the Antony-curated Meltdown Festival.

The new record comes out tomorrow, August 7. You can still pre-order Cut The World HERE.

Pre-Order: Antony and the Johnsons – “Cut The World”

The pre-order for Antony and the Johnsons’ newest album is up and going! Cut The World is the result of the band’s live performance in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra and features songs from all four of the band’s previous albums.

Available exclusively from the SC Distribution store is the Antony and the Johnsons full catalogue bundle. This limited time offering of Swanlights, The Crying Light, I Am A Bird Now and Cut The World, all on vinyl, is too great of a deal to pass on. You can also purchase a CD-version with the addition of the group’s self-titled release. May it be vinyl or CD, all your Antony pre-order needs will be met HERE.

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Antony Announces “Cut the World,” Set for Release on August 7

Antony and the Johnsons: CUT THE WORLD is a collection of live symphonic performances of songs from the band’s 4 full length albums (SWANLIGHTS, THE CRYING LIGHT, I AM A BIRD NOW, S/T). Recorded in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Cut the World features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony.The album is set for release in the U.S. on August 7 and the UK on August 6. Read the rest of this entry »

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