Duncan Sheik Performs At Barnes And Noble 1/30
Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik performs at Barnes and Nobles, featuring musical performances from his new CD, Whisper House.
With special guest HOLLY BROOK.
Friday, January 30, 6:00pm, Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway at 66th Street.
The collection of songs was written for a forthcoming theatrical piece. Whisper House marks Sheik's first solo album since 2006's White Limousine and comes on the heels of the success of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. On Whisper House, Sheik employs a narrative approach to songwriting, combining elements of the chamber pop that first brought him critical and commercial acclaim. Much like Spring Awakening, which the New York Times praised as a deft blend of straight-up rock, folk and melodic pop, Whisper House is just as much a pop record as it is a musical theatre composition. Structured as a melodrama, each of the 10 songs on the album weave together to tell the story of a child's grief and spinster's longing as seen through the eyes of the ghosts that haunt the remote, World War II-era Maine lighthouse where they live. Singer-keyboardist Holly Brooke plays a prominent role alongside Sheik on several of the songs. This winter Sheik will perform the Whisper House songs on the road. (see tour section). The tracklist includes; "It's Better to Be Dead", "We're Here to Tell You", "And Now We Sing", "The Tale of Solomon Snell", "Earthbound Starlight", "Play Your Part", "You've Really Gone and Done It Now", "How It Feels", "I Don't Believe In You", "Take A Bow". Pre-order today on Amazon.com.