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We think this is rather beautiful:

Antony and the Johnsons The Unthanks cover Antony & the Johnsons' 'Paddy's Gone' at Union Chapel:


Antony & The Johnsons And Charles Atlas To Release DVD And CD OF 'TURNING' Documentary 6 October 2014 in Antony and the Johnsons

“I would describe TURNING as some of the most significant work of my career. Charles Atlas and I spent seven years producing the film and another year and a half showing the film at select festivals. In the last three years especially, the recognition of transgendered people and the resurgence of feminist consciousness has exploded in popular culture around the world. We planted some seeds for this zeitgeist in 2006, when I travelled with thirteen courageous women across Europe and presented the concert TURNING, exploring the intersection between images of contemporary trans-femininity and visions of pioneering future feminist artists such as Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine. We shared this circle of modern femininity with the world, bringing it from the late night stages of NYC to some of the most highly regarded theaters in Europe.” – Antony 2014

On 10th November Antony And The Johnsons and critically acclaimed director Charles Atlas will release a DVD and CD of their ‘TURNING’ documentary and concert. The documentary was captured during the pair’s critically acclaimed 2006 tour of Europe. Through its synthesis of Antony’s songs and Atlas’ unfurling video portraiture of the 13 women who performed...

Antony & The Johnsons: Swanlights With The Britten Sinfonia At The Royal Opera House 9 May 2013 in Antony and the Johnsons

We are excited to announce that The Royal Opera House will present the first London performances of Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights with the Britten Sinfonia on 25 and 26 July 2013.

Tickets (£25-£100) are on sale now from the box office: 020 7304 4000 or online at

This extraordinary performance piece was originally commissioned by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and was presented at Radio City Music Hall in January 2012 to great acclaim; later in 2012 Swanlights enjoyed huge success at the 2012 Melbourne Festival.

Swanlights is an evolution of Antony and The Johnsons: The Crying Light, presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival featuring songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums – self-titled, The Crying Light, Swanlights and Mercury Prize winning I am a Bird Now.

This performance includes the Britten Sinfonia, with orchestra arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose and Maxim Moston. Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, set designer Carl Robertshaw and lighting director Emma Westerberg.

Of the performance, Antony says:

“It took so long...

Antony & The Johnsons 'Cut The World' Official Video 6 August 2012 in Antony and the Johnsons

Take a look at the stunning (but not for the squeamish!) new video for Antony & the Johnsons’ single ‘Cut The World’, featuring Willem Dafoe, Marina Abramović and Carice van Houten:

The group’s career-spanning live symphonic album of the same name is out now.


Hearing Antony and the Johnsons for the first time back in 2004 was a truly memorable experience largely thanks to lead vocalist Antony Hegarty’s beautiful falsetto voice being one of the most unique and arresting we’d ever heard. Guaranteed to mesmerize you from the very first moment Antony and the Johnsons are an experience not to be missed by anyone.

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