The music of our heart’s road continually leads me back to Brooklyn, New York. It has been said that Brooklyn is “The Music Capital of the World”. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society is an 18 piece steampunk big band that hails from Brooklyn and presents us with interesting dimensionality of sound.
Their second CD, Brooklyn Babylon is a collaboration between the Secret Society leader, Argue and graphic novelist, Danijel Zezelj. Zezelj created the visuals that served as the backdrop for the 2011 Brooklyn Academy of Music world première and conceptualized the fictional story it tells.
I love engaging productions that tell significant stories that expand the consciousness. The babel construction forms a unique visual and aural sound-scape as this video attests.
- Darcy James Argue’s ‘Brooklyn Babylon’ almost never was (pri.org)
- First Listen: Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, ‘Brooklyn Babylon’ (npr.org)
- When in New York: Brooklyn (onefinestay.com)