Antony and the Johnsons have released a stunning new video for the title track of the new album CUT THE WORLD. The cinematic short stars Willem Dafoe (the Spider-Man trilogy, The Last Temptation of Christ) and Carice Van Houten ("Game of Thrones," Valkyrie) as well as performance artist Marina Abramović. In it, a subtle shift in nature prompts a startling chain of events.
The album, CUT THE WORLD, is a collection of live symphonic performances of songs from the band's 4 full length albums (SWANLIGHTS, THE CRYING LIGHT, I AM A BIRD NOW, S/T). Recorded in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, CUT THE WORLD features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony. Additionally the title track "Cut The World" is featured here for the first time. It is one of Antony's new songs for The Life and Death of Marina Abramović directed by Robert Wilson and staring Antony, Marina Abramović and Willem Dafoe.
CUT THE WORLD was recorded live on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the DK Concert Hall in Copenhagen, DK and represents Antony's continued meditation on light, nature & femininity. Antony discusses his ideas on the track "Future Feminism", a speech he made during one of the concerts. Addressing the affects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Antony explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world.
08/03/12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Music and Arts Festival with The Swedish National Radio Orchestra
08/01-12/12 - London, England - MELTDOWN: Antony curates MELTDOWN at The Southbank Centre
10/12-13/12 - Melbourne, AUS - Swanlights at The Hammer Hall