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Culture news, 16.04.2004 13:23

David Sylvian will appear in concert in St. Petersburg

David Sylvian David Sylvian, remembered for his band Japan, will appear in concert in St. Petersburg this weekend but what the musician now composes is light years from the New Romantics of the 1970s and early '80s. After the British band split in 1982, Sylvian reemerged as an innovative and sophisticated artist who collaborated with such figures as Robert Fripp, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Holger Czukay.

Called "Fire In The Forest 2004," Sylvian's current tour - which includes two Russian and four Japanese dates - is a continuation of last year's longer European tour. Backed by his brother Steve Jensen (also formerly of the band Japan) and Japanese visual artist Masakatsu Takagi, Sylvian will focus on "Blemish," his astonishing 2003 solo effort, in which he effectively combined lo-fi with hi-tech.

Sylvian said that the concert will be divided into three parts. Apart from "Blemish," there will be new material and a retrospective of older compositions, including Japan's "The Other Side of Life," and "Jean the Birdman" - originally Sylvian's 1993 collaboration with Fripp.

David Sylvian performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Theater of Young Spectators (TYuZ)

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