Solange has built a reputation for her intricate live shows, which consistently go beyond what’s expected of recording artists. Later this year, she has something extra special planned: Witness!, a performance piece composed and directed by Solange, will take place Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie on September 17. The show comes following her 2017 performances at the equally iconic Guggenheim and Marfa’s Chinati Foundation.
The concert hall, which typically hosts symphonic and orchestral performances, will interpolate songs from Solange’s fourth studio album, When I Get Home, released last April. The show’s title makes reference to a song from the new album, “I Am a Witness”.
This isn’t the first time the singer has organised a performance art piece. Last year she installed her Metatronia work at Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum and in 2017, she exhibited Seventy States at London’s Tate Modern, and that same year she performed Scales in Marfa, each project blurring the boundaries between the visual arts and music.
Although Solange cancelled her Coachella performance this year just a week before the festival because of ‘major production delays’, this show hopefully won’t disappoint. Tickets go on sale May 31.