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.

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 »

Antony Curates Meltdown Festival, Talks To Pitchfork

Each year Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival is currated by one mercurial artist. This August, that artist will be our very own Antony, lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons.

Antony’s lineup will feature artists he’s collaborated with before, like Charles Atlas and CocoRosie, but will also include artists he’s actively championed and admired through the years, like the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser and the revolutionary Turkish singer Selda. Check out the full lineup below and this great interview with Antony over at PITCHFORK.

Antony’s Meltdown Lineup:

Elizabeth Fraser
Laurie Anderson
William Basinki: “Disintegration Loops”
Marina Abramovic
Hal Willner: “Freedom Riders”
Charles Atlas / Antony and the Johnsons: “Turning”
Planningtorock + Light Asylum
Joey Arias
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black + Tenderloin
Kembra Pfahler + Claywoman

Antony Talks with V Magazine about Performance at Radio City

As January 26 draws closer, Antony gears up for the debut of Swanlights at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Months of preparation have led up to a single night, a single performance. The visual concert webs in and out of Antony’s dream world to portray the inner thoughts only someone as gifted and forward-moving as Antony could create in a tangible space. A MoMA commissioned event, Antony enlisted the help of several outstanding composers and lighting and set artists to make the show grow from a concert to an experience.

In Black and Gold: Antony, V Magazine dives into detail about the upcoming show and what exactly it means to Antony to perform such a production in the grandeur setting that is Radio City. “The scale of the production is less of a concern for the seasoned artist, who grew up performing in small East Village venues, than it is something to marvel at. ‘It’s funny because a lot of the songs are the same ones I performed at the Pyramid Club when I was 20 years old,’ he says. ‘To perform them with a symphony orchestra, in New York which is my home, is really rewarding.” Never forgetting his roots or the number of artists still struggling to survive, Antony comments on the fortune he as been granted as “a reflection of a great circle of cultural artists and performers, transgender people, and punk women.”

To read the full article, visit V MAGAZINE and to witness Swanlights in person, purchase your tickets HERE. It’s an event not to be missed.

Interview Magazine Talks to Antony about Radio City Music Hall Performance on January 26th

Only Antony could pull off such a feat. On January 26th, Antony and The Johnsons will debut Swanlights, a MoMA commissioned performance piece and large-scale concert featuring a 60-piece orchestra at Radio City Music Hall. RCMH describes Swanlights as, “Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums (self-titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston. It is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, and set designer Carl Robertshaw.”

Interview Magazine sat down with Antony to delve further into Swanlights’s creation and how exactly Antony came to be chosen for the event. Antony says, “It’s a wonderful feeling to bring it back to New York and to share it with my community and my city.” You can read the full interview HERE.

For information on the event and tickets, visit Radio City Music Hall.


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