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- Posted on Jan 19th 2011 4:00PM by Linda Laban
"He heard me doing an interview on NPR and was taken by what I was saying about the American DIY scene," Deacon tells Spinner of how he and Coppola initially hooked up at the 71-year-old director 's estate in Napa, Calif. "He wanted to know more about the underground music scene and invited me over."
Deacon's NPR interview basically detailed the changes in the music business from being a commodity-driven arena to a live one. "File-sharing created a huge paradigm shift in people's brains in the way people perceive music. It went back to its original source, which I think is live performance," recounts Deacon.
The pair intends to workshop more ideas in February and Deacon says that he will also be contributing to the film in another major way outside of music. While he won't divulge any more details, he is busy preparing for shows at New York City's Merkin Concert Hall on Thursday, Jan. 20 and in Kitchener, Ontario, in February. Both shows will be unique experiences for Deacon and his fans.
"The Merkin show is my first seated show outside of Baltimore in a long time. That's going to be me and a percussion ensemble called So Percussion," he says. "We'll be performing music I wrote for them. That's mainly going to be experimental music for percussion electronics. Then, I'm going to Kitchener where there will be a new program with two new orchestral pieces of mine on it. One is for orchestra with no electronics and the other is for orchestra and electronics."
So, what's up after that -- more time in Napa? "There'll be some regular shows and college appearances," Deacon says, "but for the most part February will be spent work-shopping ideas."
Dan Deacon Performs at Bonnaroo 2010