The Stockton-born, New York-based performance artist Taylor Mac and his costume designer Machine Dazzle are no ordinary historians. In A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, their 24-hour romp through American history from 1776 to the present day, Mac, Dazzle and their vast team of collaborators use the pop hits of the ages, commentary, and off-the-wall fashions to share a unique vision of this country’s story.
KQED’s senior arts editor Chloe Veltman sat down with Mac and Dazzle in the costume-strewn basement of San Francisco’s Curran Theater when the artists were prepping for a run of their show.
Watch the report for KQED Newsroom here:
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music runs in four, six-hour-long episodes from Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. For more information, click here.
Stanford Live is also presenting a 3-hour-long, abridged version of the show at the Bing Concert Hall on the Stanford Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Information here.