Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017
Royce Hall 340 Royce Dr Los Angeles, California 90095 Map and directions

50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritt’s beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing fifty songs, one for each year of the artist's life, is to be released in early 2017 on Nonesuch Records.  Each performance contains a separate program - the entire album will be performed in full over two nights.  Unlike Stephin’s previous work, the lyrics on 50 Song Memoir are nonfiction, a mix of autobiography and documentary. There is one song per year for the fifty years since 1965. Musically the sound ranges as widely and adventurously as possible, within the context of lyrics-driven music.  

Event Info
​Thursday, April 27: Songs 1-25
Friday, April 28: Songs 26-50
8 PM

Royce Hall
340 Royce Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4401

About the sponsor:
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) is dedicated to the advancement of the contemporary performing arts in all disciplines – dance, music, spoken word and theater as well as emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms created by today’s leading artists.