John Cale live in Los Angeles 2010/09/30 - photo: Reed Hutchinson
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John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective in London

He will be performing two career-spanning shows @ Barbican Hall in London (March 9-10) with the London Contemporary Orchestra. The shows are billed as John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective:

Since before his time as the Velvet Underground’s Avant-Gardist-in-residence, Cale has been a totally uncompromising artist, embracing manifold musical approaches across his remarkable career. Tonight, joined by the LCO, he's exploring the enormous scope of his musical output; playing selections from the Velvet Underground, the proto-minimalist songs of The Dream Syndicate – his collaboration with La Monte Young and others – and the richly enigmatic music from his landmark solo albums.

His is a difficult career to summarise succinctly – who else could have collaborated with both Terry Riley and the Happy Mondays? He’s a Classical composer and Pop genius; virtuosic violist and vitriolic Rock’n’Roller; moody Drone artist and pastoral Welsh songwriter.

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