More reason to get pumped over multimedia artist Doug Aitken’s high-profile multi-disciplinary Station to Station tour: confirmation of special new works for the tour from Beck, Ariel Pink and Giorgio Moroder.
Information on these three exclusive performances is limited at this time. Moroder—whose performance involves using the train’s unique soundscape to mix and record while in transit—is scheduled for the September 21st stop (go?) in Winslow, AZ. The resulting composition will stream via the Station to Station website. Beck is set to touch down in Barstow, CA on the 24th, where he will be performing alongside Cat Power, though it is unclear what exactly is in store.
Ariel Pink, on the other hand, has aspired to create “a modern song-cycle that speaks to our times,” opting to use the train as a temporary live-in studio for the duration of the tour, while collaborating with the various artists.