Lamb of God composing music for a… ballet?
That’s exactly what the band’s singer, Randy Blythe, is doing. Blythe is scoring a ballet choreographed by his friend Matthew Frain—a member of the Richmond Ballet in Virginia.
Blythe told Richmond Magazine that Frain asked to use his existing music for the ballet. Blythe then suggested they create completely new music for the piece.
Randy Blythe said:
“Artistically, I don’t live in some heavy metal cave — most of my favorite frontmen all work in various disciplines — Nick Cave, Henry Rollins, David Yow; these are men whose musical work I admire and respect. These guys have made some of the most original and caustic tunes in the history of music, but they also have produced some really beautiful art and literature. Those are the types of artistic role models I look to for inspiration — they stay busy and work hard.”
The duo’s ballet will be performed at the New Works Festival in Richmond. The festival runs from March 17th – March 22nd.
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Photo: “Randy Blythe at Optimus Alive 2009 2” by José Goulão from Lisbon, Portugal – Lamb of God. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons