KILLER ROAD [LIVE]
With Patti Smith & Jesse Paris Smith
Live visuals by Blake Carrington & Tina Frank
A live recording of Killer Road with visuals by Blake Carrington | Abu Dhabi Art | Manarat Al Saadiyat
Killer Road is a sound exploration of the tragic death of Nico, Velvet Underground vocalist and 60s icon, while riding her bike on the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. A hypnotic meditation on the idea of perpetual motion and the cycle of life and death, the composition features Patti Smith lending her unique voice to the last poems written by the artist. Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith use a travel log of field recordings, harmonics, and samples of Nico's signature instrument, the harmonium, to create a magnetic soundscape.