Scott Walker Scores Dance Piece For London’s Royal Opera House


    Scott Walker has already made the transition from pop heartthrob to experimental music icon, as chronicled in the excellent documentary 30 Century Man. His latest project is an original music score for a dance piece to be performed at London’s Royal Opera House, half of two new drama pieces inspired by French filmmaker Jean Cocteau. Walker’s, entitled “Duet For One,” imagines Cocteau’s “Duet For One Voice” as a piece for dancers. Walker says that he isn’t a fan of the director, calling the original “an antiquated piece of misogyny,” but wanted to work with choreographer Aletta Collins “to turn it on its head and create something new.” “Cocteau Voices” will run at the Royal Opera House from June 17-25. [Pitchfork]