13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

Jan 30, 2009

Concert, Performance, Screening


Vogue Theatre, Vancouver


9:00 p.m.


13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests was a project jointly commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts 2008. 

Dean Wareham composed an instrumental score to accompany Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, rarely seen four-minute black-and-white silent films shot between 1964–66. These extraordinary film portraits of the 1960s New York art scene constitute well-known celebrities, Factory superstars, and anonymous teenagers. Wareham was joined by Britta Phillips, who sang wistful vocal harmonies, to perform songs from 13 Most Beautiful… at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver. The concert was presented alongside a screening of Warhol’s films.

This project took place as part of Western Front’s winter 2009 season programming concert series, En Masse (All Together Now). The series examined the ways that musicians perform together, and the ways audiences contribute to the experience.

In conjunction with this event, Thomas Sokolowski, director of the Andy Warhol Museum, presented a lecture the day before at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) that explored the film work of Andy Warhol.

Presented in partnership with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

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