Friday, April 27, 2012
Byham Theater, 9pm
This controversial musical maverick has been called the “Andy Warhol of new music” by the Dutch press. Perhaps because JacobTV (Jacob Ter Veldhuis) has a unique “avant pop” sensibility that exists at the high/low crossroads of rock, pop, jazz and classical music. As part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Distinctively Dutch Festival, JacobTV will premier his new “reality opera”, THE NEWS. This non fiction video opera is a topical form of Gesammtkunstwerk, based on original footage from the international media, including “revealing” one-liners from the likes of Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Silvio Berlusconi, Fox News, TV evangelists and more.
“His work possesses an explosive strength and raw energy combined with extraordinarily intricate architectural design.”
Limor Tomer, former curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York