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New Music: Joanna Newsom – “The Diver’s Wife”

on June 27, 2012, 4:25pm

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On Monday night, music virtuosos Joanna Newsom and Philip Glass performed together at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater as part of Glass’ Days and Nights Festival, which served as a benefit for Big Sur’s Henry Miller Memorial Library. Joined by violinist Tim Fain, the pair tackled selections from both of their discographies, though Newsom also used the opportunity to debut a new song called “The Diver’s Wife”. You can now hear a recording of said song at New Wave Women (via Pitchfork).

The concert’s setlist (via All Shook Down):

1. “France” (Glass, Newsom, Fain; from Glass’ The Screens)
2. “Sadie” (Newsom and Fine; from Newsom’s The Milk-Eyed Mender)
3. “Metamorphosis Two” (written and performed by Glass)
4. “The Orchard” (Glass, Newsom, Fain; from Glass’ The Screens)
5. Partita for Solo Violin, Movement 1 (Fain; written by Glass for the soloist)
6. “Sawdust and Diamonds,” (written and performed by Newsom)
7. “The French Lieutenant Dreams” (Newsom and Fain; from Glass’ The Screens)
8. “Wichita Vortex Sutra” (words and recorded voice by Allen Ginsberg, music by Glass)
9. “Pendulum for Violin and Piano” (Glass and Fain; written by Glass)
10. “The Diver’s Wife,” a new, unreleased Joanna Newsom song, in its live debut
Encores:
1. “Closing,” (from Glass’ Glassworks)
2. Violin solo from Einstein on the Beach (Fain, written by Glass)
3. “On a Good Day” (written and performed by Joanna Newsom)

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