By Billy Restivo
Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel will be bursting with the tunes of iconic director David Lynch come the 1st of April, as a fleet of top-notch artists gear up to perform selected works from Lynch’s films, albums, and hit television series Twin Peaks. The one-night only event, appropriately titled “The Music of David Lynch,” will guide audience members through a catalog of ambient stylings, showcasing first-time collaborations and interpretations along the way.
Under the direction of Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Rob Mathes, the show will feature accomplished composer and longtime colleague of Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti, as well as new wave legends Duran Duran (who collaborated with Lynch on a spectacular concert film released in 2014), Chicago garage rockers (and namesakes of Lynch’s serial drama) Twin Peaks, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Sky Ferreira, Moby, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips, Zola Jesus and many more. Take a look at the full lineup here.
Performing artists and concert-goers alike will be contributing to the David Lynch Foundation’s mission to bring the art of meditation to at-risk populations suffering from post-traumatic stress. Over the past 10 years, Lynch’s organization, alongside the performance-based initiative, DLF Live, has provided scholarships to teach Transcendental Meditation to more than 500,000 underprivileged youth, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and homeless and incarcerated individuals. In celebration of these efforts, all proceeds from the show will help the David Lynch Foundation continue spreading the stress-reducing, creativity-promoting, and even life-changing technique.
Check out the trailer for the David Lynch-directed Duran Duran concert film: