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 Anohni. The album is set for release in the U.S. on August 7 and the UK on August 6.

Additionally the title track “Cut The World” is featured here for the first time. It is one of Anohni’s new songs for The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic; directed by Robert Wilson and staring Anohni, Marina Abramovic and Willem Dafoe.

Cut the World was recorded live on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the DK Concert Hall in Copenhagen, DK and represents Anohni’s continued meditation on light, nature & femininity. Anohni discusses her ideas on the track “Future Feminism”, a speech she made during one of the concerts. Addressing the affects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Anohni explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world. Listen to “Future Feminism” above.