Quick Hits: Einstürzende Neubauten, Rudi Moser, Bally, Rachael Yamagata & John Medeski

  • German band Einstürzende Neubauten have announced the cancellation of upcoming shows in Russia after Blixa Bargeld was injured on stage last week during the band’s show in Rome, Italy. The band are touring in support of their newest album, “Lament.”
  • In additional Neubauten news, band member Rudi Moser has announced the release of “Untitled,” his third solo album.
  • Following the success of the inaugural Art Basel show ‘Form Scratch’ in Basel – Switzerland, Bally continues the second part of a year long, evolving Modernist exhibition, entitled “Triangle Walks,” at Art Basel – Miami Beach unveiling a fully renovated, original Jean Prouvé 6×9 demountable house. Celebrating 70 years since the house was created, the exhibition also presents exclusive pieces by Kolkoz and Zak Kitnick as well as showcasing Bally’s own collection of Modernist furniture (Robert Mallet-Stevens, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret). French duo Kolkoz and American artist Zak Kitnick have been collaborating on original pieces for the exhibition forming a unique link between the Bally Modernist furniture collection and contemporary art.
  • Rachael Yamagata and John Medeski have released their rendition of legendary filmmaker Robert Altman’s classic song, “Let’s Begin Again.” The track is featured in the new impressionistic documentary Altman, which celebrates the life and art of the genre-busting cinema maverick. Altman wrote “Let’s Begin Again” in the late 1940s for an intended backstage musical about Hollywood called Rumors are Flying. Later, he would use the song in many of his classic films.

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