Originally hailing from Cincinnati, The National are often viewed as synonymous with Brooklyn culture. Never one to be outdone, the band has recently announced that they will take part in a New York City project created by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjaransson, titled “A Lot of Sorrow.” The band will perform the hauntingly beautiful track “Sorrow” for six hours straight, while grief counselling will be available on site for anyone who requires it.
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The concept behind the extended playing of a single song is that the repetition will essentially turn the song into a different piece of art entirely, and will move people in a different way. Attendees of the event will not be expected to listen to the song for the entire time, but can stand around for a few minutes at a time quietly listening and absorbing the message.
This event will take place on May 5th, from noon until 6 pm, and tickets can still be purchased if you wish to attend and witness what is sure to be a tremendously emotionally moving experience.
The National’s new album “Trouble Will Find Me” is also set for release on May 21st.
For more information, read the article posted at Consequence of Sound.