ADULT. will invite six musicians from around the country to their home over the next seven months to collaborate and create an album together that embodies the spirit of Detroit, thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Here’s a little video that explains it in my detail.
ADULT. will begin work with their first collaborator at the end of December and hope that this project will build on Detroit’s rich musical legacy by bringing outside musicians to experience and interact with Detroit and its community. Community interaction will consist of a comprehensive tour of the city, a welcoming party with local artists and musicians, and public performance when available. Living in downtown Detroit for over 20 years, ADULT. hopes this project will provide a rich experience for each musician and bring favourable attention to Detroit and its cultural heritage.
ADULT. plans to share via their social media outlets the collaborative process through a behind-the-scenes view of the creative process. Once complete with the collaborations, ADULT. plans to release the results as their sixth album ‘Detroit House Guests’ on Ghostly International in late 2015 or early 2016.
The musicians working with ADULT. on this project include:
• Dorit Chrysler (NY Theremin Society)
• Shannon Funchess (LIGHT ASYLUM)
• Michael Gira (SWANS, Angels of Light, Young God Records)
• Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens)
• Douglas J. McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb, DJMREX, Fixmer/McCarthy)
• Lun*na Menoh (Les Sewing Sisters, Jean Paul Yamamoto, Seksu Roba)
Knight Foundation’s funding for the project is through the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest supporting ideas that engage and enrich Detroit.