An incendiary pairing, in life as well as on record.
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be, and cash-in tours are becoming tedious, but hearing Martina Topley-Bird performing Maxinquaye with Tricky is worth putting aside a few philosophical foibles.
Sundance Institute and The O2 today announced that musician, producer and actor Tricky will reunite on stage with vocalist/musician Martina Topley-Bird for the first time in 15 years to perform his award-winning debut album Maxinquaye in its entirety on Friday 27 April 2012 at the first-ever Sundance London as part of the four-day festival’s music programme. Tickets will go on general sale on Wednesday 07 March 2012 at www.sundance-london.com.
Sundance London takes place 26 – 29 April 2012, and will feature the UK premieres of films fresh from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival which took place in January 2012 in Park City, Utah. Daily live music performances, discussions, panels and other public events will round out the four-day festival.
On performing as part of Sundance London, Tricky said: “It’s an honour to play the first Sundance London. To me, Sundance is like the opportunity Island and Chris Blackwell gave me; a chance for an artist to make their art without compromise for commercial reasons.”
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle