My Education Album Release Show Friday at The ND
It’s difficult to accurately write about one’s impression of the live experience of My Education, but I’ll attempt to do so by sharing my experience of their music at Alamo Drafthouse on S. Lamar. This past summer, the local ensemble performed an exquisite musical score they created for F.W. Murnau‘s groundbreaking silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). The emotion, the melodrama, the stunning imagery were made that much more vivid and intense with such a fiery and atmospheric live soundtrack. It wasn’t mere accompaniment. It brought the story to life.
My Education built their reputation upon their unique approach to composition, their improvisational skill, and their fearless experimental soundscapes. Since forming in 1999, the quintet has made an art form of taking that extra leap beyond traditional style into the avant garde. They create multi-instrumental experiences that mostly defy musical description. Now they’re ready for the release of their new album, A Drink For All My Friends, a varied orchestral creation moving between delicate and explosive.
You need to see them live. My Education is having their album release show Friday at The ND, located at E. 5th and Brushy. And they’ve assembled a fantastic line-up for the evening: Digital Antique (check out their album II), The Clouds Are Ghosts (I am absolutely smitten with their 2011 EP Harbinger), and presenting Silent Land Time Machine. (Ready for the title of their EP? I am no longer alone with myself and can only artificially recall the scary and beautiful feeling of solitude. And there you go.)
Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m. Do not miss out.