Competition! Win 2 tickets to Momus Sings Bowie at Festival of Voice this Friday
Posted on: 09 Jun 2016
We're offering two free tickets to see Momus Sings Bowie at Chapter for Festival of Voice on Fri 10 June - all you have to do is tweet us at @chaptertweets or comment on our Facebook post and tell us which band you'd like to see covering which Bowie song. The best answer we receive before noon on Friday wins!
Check out the video of Momus covering Sweet Thing below and get inspired...
Festival of Voice: Dybbuk: Momus Sings Bowie
David Bowie is the cultural figure without whom Momus (and many other artists) simply wouldn’t have existed: a genius, a massively liberating presence producing prolifically throughout five decades, an enthusiastic index of cultural connections, a sort of internet-before-the-internet. Like the dybbuk of Jewish mythology, Bowie was a sum of stolen souls, a collection of all the most impressive gestures and talents of cultural figures he'd encountered and been smitten by.
In his Dybbuk cabaret Momus presents an unashamedly dark and leftfield take on Bowie’s work, concentrating on the early cabaret work, the demos, the flickering shadows of Brecht and Brel, the avant-garde and eccentric moments, the symphonic poems. Songs Bowie never performed live himself are unfurled in unexpected yet faithful new readings, accompanied by video projections showing the many imitators whose souls the great dybbuk so wonderfully spirited away.
Part of Festival of Voice, Cardiff’s new international arts festival, 3 – 12 June 2016. Created by Wales Millennium Centre and supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust, Arts Council of Wales and Cardiff Council.