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Arto Lindsay

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Arto Lindsay

November 30 2012

Arto Lindsay (b. 1953) has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As a member of the Lounge Lizards, he collaborated with John Lurie to create intensely subversive pop music. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers, he developed a new hybrid of American and Brazilian music. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Rodney Graham, Marc Ribot, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. In conjunction with his forthcoming career retrospective album and the New Museum exhibition “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989,” Lindsay will perform selections from his entire career.