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.
Additionally the title track “Cut The World” is featured here for the first time. It is one of Antony’s new songs for The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic; directed by Robert Wilson and staring Antony, 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 Antony’s continued meditation on light, nature & femininity. Antony discusses his ideas on the track “Future Feminism”, a speech he made during one of the concerts. Addressing the affects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Antony explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world. Listen to “Future Feminism” above.