Bath Spa University Professor of Music Joe Duddell is to perform as part of a star-studded line up of musicians and performers at the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert.
The concert is being held at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Tuesday 11th March. Professor Duddell and one of the UK’s leading performance poets Mike Garry have been invited to perform as special guests by curator of the concert, Philip Glass.
Professor Duddell has set Garry’s celebrated eulogy to Factory Records owner, Anthony H. Wilson, to music.
The musical version of ‘Saint Anthony’ is inspired by the song ‘Your Silent Face’ by synth-pop band New Order. New Order’s lead vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner will also be performing at what will be an extraordinary event.
Professor Duddell said: “It is a huge honour to be invited to be part of this event with such a wide-ranging array of talent all of whom I have much admiration for particularly New Order who have been so inspirational to me since my teenage years.”
Proceeds from the evening benefit the Tibet House U.S. This is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the Tibetan civilization with a cultural centre, gallery and library. It was founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama.
American painter and photographer Chuck Close, and actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard will act as Honorary Chairpersons for the evening.
More information about the Concert can be found at https://www.tibethouse.us/special-events/annual-concerts