The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. GHOSTEEN is a migrating spirit.
Thus Nick Cave describes his new double album GHOSTEEN, songs from which he may perform this week at Disney Hall as part of his CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CAVE—AN EVENING OF TALK AND MUSIC.
Four years ago, Cave’s teenage son Arthur fell off a cliff to his death after taking LSD. On the album Skeleton Tree (2016), the documentary One More Time with Feeling, and his interactive fan website The Red Hand Files, Cave has worked through his grief, an ongoing process he continues in GHOSTEEN.
Per a notice on Disney Hall’s website, during Tuesday night’s show—during which Cave will sing and play solo on piano, as well as take questions from the audience—”no subject is sacred, and the entire evening will be unfiltered, unscripted, and unmoderated, leading to what Cave calls an exercise in connectivity.”
Tuesday, October 15, at 8 pm.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.
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