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Diamanda Galás TOMORROW October 14, tune in to the live stream of This! Music on WOWD FM, featuring a selection of Diamanda's recordings! Host Bobby Hill has chosen some amazing music from Guilty Guilty Guilty, At St. Thomas the Apostle in Harlem and her work with Peter Kowald to play along with a diverse group of other artists.

You can stream the show starting at 10 AM (Eastern) at takomaradio.org, or find it on your radio at 94.3 FM if you are in the D.C. area!

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TOMORROW October 14, tune in to the live stream of This! Music on WOWD FM, featuring a selection of Diamanda's recordings! Host Bobby Hill has chosen some amazing music from Guilty Guilty Guilty, At St. Thomas the Apostle in Harlem and her work with Peter Kowald to play along with a diverse group of other artists. You can stream the show starting at 10 AM (Eastern) at takomaradio.org, or find it on your radio at 94.3 FM if you are in the D.C. area! Photo: Austin Young
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Diamanda Galás “WE ARE ALL HIV+” / VIOLENCE TAKES NO SIDES

27 YEARS AGO TODAY, Diamanda Galás recorded her album “Plague Mass (1984–End Of The Epidemic)” during two days of performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. 

From the L.A. Times: “When I decided to do something like a plague mass, I wanted to (explore) the state of living with something that everyone refers to as a mandatory death sentence," Galás says [, referring to the AIDS epidemic]. "How do you live with that? That's a question I ask myself every day."

"I can only perform what I believe in."

Check out The New York Times article published the first day of her performance in 1990: 

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/12/arts/critic-s-choice-929390.html

And enjoy this video of Diamanda performing “THERE ARE NO MORE TICKETS TO THE FUNERAL" at The Kitchen one year later in 1991.
“WE ARE ALL HIV+” / VIOLENCE TAKES NO SIDES 27 YEARS AGO TODAY, Diamanda Galás recorded her album “Plague Mass (1984–End Of The Epidemic)” during two days of performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. From the L.A. Times: “When I decided to do something like a plague mass, I wanted to (explore) the state of living with something that everyone refers to as a mandatory death sentence," Galás says [, referring to the AIDS epidemic]. "How do you live with that? That's a question I ask myself every day." "I can only perform what I believe in." Check out The New York Times article published the first day of her performance in 1990: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/12/arts/critic-s-choice-929390.html And enjoy this video of Diamanda performing “THERE ARE NO MORE TICKETS TO THE FUNERAL" at The Kitchen one year later in 1991.
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Diamanda Galás "Griechenland gehört nicht zu Europa" - Diamanda Galás in "Die Presse"

Read the full article: 

http://diamandagalas.com/about/press/featured-articles/diamanda-galas-in-die-presse-griechenland-gehort-nicht-zu-europa/
"Griechenland gehört nicht zu Europa" - Diamanda Galás in "Die Presse" Read the full article: http://diamandagalas.com/about/press/featured-articles/diamanda-galas-in-die-presse-griechenland-gehort-nicht-zu-europa/
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Diamanda Galás "Art outlasts the gods that curse us." from The Fall of Athens by the great Gail Holst-Warhaft. This book, which terrifies me, whose every word resonates in my skull, is here reviewed by the artist, writer and scholar, Luca Zanchi. --Diamanda Galás

Read the full review here: http://diamandagalas.com/writings/the-fall-of-athens-a-book-review-by-luca-zanchi/
"Art outlasts the gods that curse us." from The Fall of Athens by the great Gail Holst-Warhaft. This book, which terrifies me, whose every word resonates in my skull, is here reviewed by the artist, writer and scholar, Luca Zanchi. --Diamanda Galás Read the full review here: http://diamandagalas.com/writings/the-fall-of-athens-a-book-review-by-luca-zanchi/
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Diamanda Galás FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Diamanda Galás Announces New York, Toronto Performances
 
"All The Way" and "At Saint Thomas The Apostle, Harlem" Are Out Now
  
“The American singer stretches her voice from mirror-shattering highs to demonic lows in an intense, spiritual communion” - ****, The Guardian
 
“Restless and terrifying: Galás’s voice expands and shrinks at will, and a familiar past is made to sound hellish and mystical” - The New Yorker
 
“Her oeuvre evinces pure operatic skill, elements of cinematic and literary horror, consistent activism on the behalf of the victimized, potent threads of blues and jazz, and boldness of personality likely to make many pop stars jealous.”-The Vinyl District
 
“Chillingly moving.” – LA Weekly
 
Singer, pianist, and composer Diamanda Galás has announced rare performances in Brooklyn, NY and Toronto, ON. Her Brooklyn performances, including one on Halloween, are her first concerts in the city since the run at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival NYC in May of 2016 that produced her recent live album At Saint Thomas The Apostle, Harlem. Diamanda will be performing music featured on that album and All The Way, both of which were released on Intravenal Sound Operations earlier this year and were roundly critically praised. Galás recently toured Europe, with the Guardian giving her London performance 4 stars.
 
Diamanda Galás Tour Dates
 
October 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph [TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2t2qMff ]
October 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph [TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2tlTiLG ]
November 26 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall [TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2tZRMfx ]
 
Information on Diamanda Galás’ recent releases:
 
All The Way features singular, radical takes on familiar tunes, including Lew Brown and Ray Henderson’s “The Thrill Is Gone” and a solo piano interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s “’Round Midnight.” The album’s centerpiece is the American traditional “O Death,” which has become a staple in live performances, and concludes with “Pardon Me I’ve got Someone To Kill” by country singer Johnny Paycheck.  All The Way includes both live recordings (recorded in Paris, Copenhagen, and East Sussex) and studio recordings made in San Diego, CA.
 
At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem documents Galás’ volcanic May 2016 performances as Saint Thomas the Apostle church in Harlem, NY, described by the New York Times as “guttural and operatic, baleful and inconsolable, spiritual and earthy, polyglot and wordless, nuanced and unhinged.” The concert, produced by Intravenal Sound Operations and Red Bull Music Academy, was composed exclusively of what Galás calls “death songs.” Sung in Italian, German, French, and Greek, the performances include Galás’ dramatic settings of the death poems by Cesare Pavese and Ferdinand Freiligrath, as well as interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel (“Fernand”, “Amsterdam”) and Albert Ayler (“Angels,” sung by Galás, who has always believed that Ayler’s work is also vocal music).
 
Taken together these albums showcase the work of an artist at the height of her power and creativity, demonstrating mastery not only of her voice (for which she has become so well known), but also of the piano, and as a composer.
 
The composer, vocalist and activist Diamanda Galás is one of the most uncompromising and influential avant-garde performers of the last thirty years, with an extensive catalog of work that is often oppressive but always thrilling. With a searing voice and background in classical and jazz piano, Galás has continually asserted the connection between her art and activism, tackling subjects like torture, genocide and AIDS in philosophically thoughtful and musically incendiary ways. Galás has previously collaborated with musicians varying from Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones to influential composer Iannis Xenakis, in addition to numerous others; and her vocal technique and performance has been cited as an inspiration by such performers as PJ Harvey and Anohni. Over the past few years, Galás has been working extensively in Europe, in particular on the theatrical performance “Das Fieberspital (The Fever Hospital)” — based on the writings of Georg Heym, Gottfried Benn and herself — at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.
 
Approved images for Diamanda Galás are available HERE: http://bit.ly/2sjfMgm .
 
Order All The Way: https://diamandagalas.myshopify.com/products/all-the-way
Order At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem: https://diamandagalas.myshopify.com/products/live-at-st-thomas-the-apostle
 
Order bundle of both albums: https://diamandagalas.myshopify.com/products/all-the-way-live-at-st-thomas-the-apostle-bundle
 
Diamanda Galás – All The Way
Out March 24th
 
1. All The Way (Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen)
2. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Composed by Don Raye & Gene de Paul)
3. The Thrill Is Gone (Composed by Lew Brown & Ray Henderson)
4. Round Midnight (Composed by Thelonious Monk)
5. O Death (Traditional & Diamanda Galás)
6. Pardon Me I’ve Got Someone To Kill (Composed by Johnny Paycheck)
 
Diamanda Galás – At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem
Out March 24th
 
1. Verrá la morte e avrá tuoi occhi (Text by Cesare Pavese, music by Diamanda Galás)
2. Anoixe Petra (Words by Lefteris Papadopolous, music by Mimis Plessas)
3. Angels (Composed by Albert Ayler)
4. Die Stunde Kommt (Text by Ferdinand Freiligrath, music by Diamanda Galás)
5. Fernand (Text by Jacques Brel, music by Gérard Jouannest)
6. O Death (Traditional & Diamanda Galás)
7. Amsterdam (Text by Jacques Brel, music by Gérard Jouannest)
8. Artemis (Text by Gérard de Nerval, music by Diamanda Galás)
 
​Official Site: http://diamandagalas.com/
Virtual Label: http://virtuallabel.biz/

Contact: jonathan@motormouthmedia.com
Contact: judy@motormouthmedia.com

(Photo Credit: Luigi DePalma)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Diamanda Galás Announces New York, Toronto Performances "All The Way" and "At Saint Thomas The Apostle, Harlem" Are Out Now “The American singer stretches her voice from mirror-shattering highs to demonic lows in an intense, spiritual communion” - ****, The Guardian “Restless and terrifying: Galás’s voice expands and shrinks at will, and a familiar past is made to sound hellish and mystical” - The New Yorker “Her oeuvre evinces pure operatic skill, elements of cinematic and literary horror, consistent activism on the behalf of the victimized, potent threads of blues and jazz, and boldness of personality likely to make many pop stars jealous.”-The Vinyl District “Chillingly moving.” – LA Weekly Singer, pianist, and composer Diamanda Galás has announced rare performances in Brooklyn, NY and Toronto, ON. Her Brooklyn performances, including one on Halloween, are her first concerts in the city since the run at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival NYC in May of 2016 that produced her recent live album At Saint Thomas The Apostle, Harlem. Diamanda will be performing music featured on that album and All The Way, both of which were released on Intravenal Sound Operations earlier this year and were roundly critically praised. Galás recently toured Europe, with the Guardian giving her London performance 4 stars. Diamanda Galás Tour Dates October 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph [TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2t2qMff ] October 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph [TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2tlTiLG ] November 26 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall [TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2tZRMfx ] Information on Diamanda Galás’ recent releases: All The Way features singular, radical takes on familiar tunes, including Lew Brown and Ray Henderson’s “The Thrill Is Gone” and a solo piano interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s “’Round Midnight.” The album’s centerpiece is the American traditional “O Death,” which has become a staple in live performances, and concludes with “Pardon Me I’ve got Someone To Kill” by country singer Johnny Paycheck. All The Way includes both live recordings (recorded in Paris, Copenhagen, and East Sussex) and studio recordings made in San Diego, CA. At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem documents Galás’ volcanic May 2016 performances as Saint Thomas the Apostle church in Harlem, NY, described by the New York Times as “guttural and operatic, baleful and inconsolable, spiritual and earthy, polyglot and wordless, nuanced and unhinged.” The concert, produced by Intravenal Sound Operations and Red Bull Music Academy, was composed exclusively of what Galás calls “death songs.” Sung in Italian, German, French, and Greek, the performances include Galás’ dramatic settings of the death poems by Cesare Pavese and Ferdinand Freiligrath, as well as interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel (“Fernand”, “Amsterdam”) and Albert Ayler (“Angels,” sung by Galás, who has always believed that Ayler’s work is also vocal music). Taken together these albums showcase the work of an artist at the height of her power and creativity, demonstrating mastery not only of her voice (for which she has become so well known), but also of the piano, and as a composer. The composer, vocalist and activist Diamanda Galás is one of the most uncompromising and influential avant-garde performers of the last thirty years, with an extensive catalog of work that is often oppressive but always thrilling. With a searing voice and background in classical and jazz piano, Galás has continually asserted the connection between her art and activism, tackling subjects like torture, genocide and AIDS in philosophically thoughtful and musically incendiary ways. Galás has previously collaborated with musicians varying from Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones to influential composer Iannis Xenakis, in addition to numerous others; and her vocal technique and performance has been cited as an inspiration by such performers as PJ Harvey and Anohni. Over the past few years, Galás has been working extensively in Europe, in particular on the theatrical performance “Das Fieberspital (The Fever Hospital)” — based on the writings of Georg Heym, Gottfried Benn and herself — at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. Approved images for Diamanda Galás are available HERE: http://bit.ly/2sjfMgm . Order All The Way: https://diamandagalas.myshopify.com/products/all-the-way Order At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem: https://diamandagalas.myshopify.com/products/live-at-st-thomas-the-apostle Order bundle of both albums: https://diamandagalas.myshopify.com/products/all-the-way-live-at-st-thomas-the-apostle-bundle Diamanda Galás – All The Way Out March 24th 1. All The Way (Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen) 2. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Composed by Don Raye & Gene de Paul) 3. The Thrill Is Gone (Composed by Lew Brown & Ray Henderson) 4. Round Midnight (Composed by Thelonious Monk) 5. O Death (Traditional & Diamanda Galás) 6. Pardon Me I’ve Got Someone To Kill (Composed by Johnny Paycheck) Diamanda Galás – At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem Out March 24th 1. Verrá la morte e avrá tuoi occhi (Text by Cesare Pavese, music by Diamanda Galás) 2. Anoixe Petra (Words by Lefteris Papadopolous, music by Mimis Plessas) 3. Angels (Composed by Albert Ayler) 4. Die Stunde Kommt (Text by Ferdinand Freiligrath, music by Diamanda Galás) 5. Fernand (Text by Jacques Brel, music by Gérard Jouannest) 6. O Death (Traditional & Diamanda Galás) 7. Amsterdam (Text by Jacques Brel, music by Gérard Jouannest) 8. Artemis (Text by Gérard de Nerval, music by Diamanda Galás) ​Official Site: http://diamandagalas.com/ Virtual Label: http://virtuallabel.biz/ Contact: [email protected] Contact: [email protected] (Photo Credit: Luigi DePalma)
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Diamanda Galás "The poetry of anguish, rooted in her own experience and the hubris of Greek tragedy, rubbed shoulders with her rethreading of tradition." New review on LondonJazz News:

http://www.londonjazznews.com/2017/06/review-diamanda-galas-at-barbican.html
"The poetry of anguish, rooted in her own experience and the hubris of Greek tragedy, rubbed shoulders with her rethreading of tradition." New review on LondonJazz News: http://www.londonjazznews.com/2017/06/review-diamanda-galas-at-barbican.html
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Diamanda Galás "SINGS LIKE A SHARPENED KNIFE !" 

Review of Diamanda Galás' performance at Porgy & Bess by Samir Köck:

16 June, Die Presse, Vienna, Austria

Song-exegete Diamanda Galás 
excites with dark songs 
at Vienna’s Porgy & Bess

“An all-devouring mouth, created to swallow life.” That’s how Marguerite Duras once described Maria Callas. Similar to this, you can talk about the much more dangerous singing of Diamanda Galás, except that she dedicates her mouth to resist death.
Galás, who is deeply influenced by German expressionists, especially Georg Heym and Gottfried Benn, circles this theme like a maniac. 
And so, she began her debut concert at Porgy & Bess with a song of despair like the bereaved. She feels comfortable at the Fazioli-Piano and plays the song of Jaques Brel, ‘Ferdinand’, like a cat playing with a mouse. She commences the song as an elegy and finally dashes it into splinters with a shrieking voice.

Be it in old spirituals, or blues songs, or younger chansons and jazz ballads, Galás activates with extraordinary singing the hidden poetry of those songs - even in such martial scenarios as “She a.k.a. Woman.” At this point, her intoning left the world of words and turned into the Archaic that appeared animalistic. Compared to the radicality of this razor sharp singing everything now looks harmless.

 Her interpretation of “Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill” alone radiates a dangerousness that rock bands will never be able to attain. “La Llorona” -  that classic about the woman  bemoaning her children that she had drowned herself -  Galás performs astoundingly tender.  Especially heartbreaking was her composition to the poem “Die Stunde Kommt” by Ferdinand Freiligrath. A poem that even made the cool Marlene Dietrich burst into tears. 

Photo: Luigi De Palma
"SINGS LIKE A SHARPENED KNIFE !" Review of Diamanda Galás' performance at Porgy & Bess by Samir Köck: 16 June, Die Presse, Vienna, Austria Song-exegete Diamanda Galás excites with dark songs at Vienna’s Porgy & Bess “An all-devouring mouth, created to swallow life.” That’s how Marguerite Duras once described Maria Callas. Similar to this, you can talk about the much more dangerous singing of Diamanda Galás, except that she dedicates her mouth to resist death. Galás, who is deeply influenced by German expressionists, especially Georg Heym and Gottfried Benn, circles this theme like a maniac. And so, she began her debut concert at Porgy & Bess with a song of despair like the bereaved. She feels comfortable at the Fazioli-Piano and plays the song of Jaques Brel, ‘Ferdinand’, like a cat playing with a mouse. She commences the song as an elegy and finally dashes it into splinters with a shrieking voice. Be it in old spirituals, or blues songs, or younger chansons and jazz ballads, Galás activates with extraordinary singing the hidden poetry of those songs - even in such martial scenarios as “She a.k.a. Woman.” At this point, her intoning left the world of words and turned into the Archaic that appeared animalistic. Compared to the radicality of this razor sharp singing everything now looks harmless. Her interpretation of “Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill” alone radiates a dangerousness that rock bands will never be able to attain. “La Llorona” - that classic about the woman bemoaning her children that she had drowned herself - Galás performs astoundingly tender. Especially heartbreaking was her composition to the poem “Die Stunde Kommt” by Ferdinand Freiligrath. A poem that even made the cool Marlene Dietrich burst into tears. Photo: Luigi De Palma
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Diamanda Galás DIAMANDA GALAS CONCERT IN LONDON THE BARBICAN 8PM

"Vocal power at the highest levels, traditional songs that thunder in new avant-garde arrangements, anathemas whispered in our language, infinite blues…. “ Impatto Sonoro

TICKETS IN LINK: https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=21179
DIAMANDA GALAS CONCERT IN LONDON THE BARBICAN 8PM "Vocal power at the highest levels, traditional songs that thunder in new avant-garde arrangements, anathemas whispered in our language, infinite blues…. “ Impatto Sonoro TICKETS IN LINK: https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=21179
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Diamanda Galás Diamanda Galas in Torino at the former Asylum building Lavanderia a Vapore,June 9, 2017,
at the Flower Festival. Diamanda felt a great empathy with her audience.
Diamanda Galas in Torino at the former Asylum building Lavanderia a Vapore,June 9, 2017, at the Flower Festival. Diamanda felt a great empathy with her audience.
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Diamanda Galás Grazie mille alla stampa italiana! A presto e baci!
Grazie mille alla stampa italiana! A presto e baci!
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Diamanda Galás More photos from Greece. Many thanks to Stamos Abatis!
More photos from Greece. Many thanks to Stamos Abatis!
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Diamanda Galás Photos by Lars Sundestrand and Martin Sorhaug
Photos by Lars Sundestrand and Martin Sorhaug
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Diamanda Galás More from Moss from fan Per Magnar Teigen!
More from Moss from fan Per Magnar Teigen!
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Diamanda Galás Diamanda performs the original poems Morphine, Shriek, and Last Hand of the Father, during her concert for the Moss Foundation, May 25, 9:30m.
The venue was lit with candelabras for this ritual performance, which was attended by audience members from all over Norway. Diamanda loves Moss and considers it a spiritual home.

Photos by Øien Thorsland
Diamanda performs the original poems Morphine, Shriek, and Last Hand of the Father, during her concert for the Moss Foundation, May 25, 9:30m. The venue was lit with candelabras for this ritual performance, which was attended by audience members from all over Norway. Diamanda loves Moss and considers it a spiritual home. Photos by Øien Thorsland