John Cale to Release Limited-Edition Vinyl Record

On the occasion of The Kitchen's Spring Benefit Gala, which honored John Cale and Lawrence Weiner, Cale has created a limited-edition vinyl record. The recording is a brand new track by Cale created this spring, exclusively for the April 17th event. Cale describes it as a 10-minute 33-second audioscape, which serves as the basis for his new forthcoming full-length album. Each of the 100 records will be personally hand-scrawled, signed and numbered by Cale.

Proceeds from the sale of these records will support artists whose groundbreaking, genre-defying work appears at The Kitchen during the year ahead.

Benefit Record, 2017
12-inch vinyl record with album artwork by John Cale
Edition of 100 with 5 Aps
Hand-scrawled, signed, and numbered
Custom lathe cut by Tangible Formats
Courtesy of the Artist
$250 + tax

*The price of the record will increase to $500 after the first 30 have been sold.

Records will be sold in the order payments are received, and as such The Kitchen cannot guarantee a particular number within the edition. To purchase the record please visit For more information contact Katy Dammers at or by calling 212-255-5793 ext. 21.

John Cale was born in Garnant, Wales in 1942. A pioneering figure in music, producing and scoring for over four decades, Cale has produced for numerous artists, composed multiple film and video scores, whilst always curtailing on his own musical releases. Throughout his career he has forged collaborative relationships with singers, directors and artists including Lou Reed, Paul Revere, Barbara Streisand, Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, LCD Sound System and the Stooges, among many others. Notably, Cale was a founding member of the Velvet Underground, having started the band with members Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison. Having left the band and gone to forge a solo career, Cale expanded his portfolio to writing musical scores for movies and producing for various successful artists. The classical elements used in Cale's music can be attributed to the interest he forged in Avant Garde musicians during his time as a music student in Goldsmiths College, London. These exact elements he used to bring the sensibilities of Avant Garde to rock in the prime of the punk era.

A daring artist, his un-conventionalism is displayed through the array of musical styles he has been known to use, spanning from classical to elegant pop, hard rock to minimalism, sparse instrumentalism to the use of full orchestras. Cale's work, both experimental and accessible, drawing from both the rock and the classical world, have solidified his position amongst the musical greats of our generation and generations to come.

About The Kitchen The Kitchen is one of New York City's most forward-looking nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. Our programs range from dance, music, performance, and theater to video, film, and art, in addition to literary events, artists' talks, and lecture series. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country, and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.


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