Bob Dylan, the singer-songwriter already has his own museum in Tulsa. Photo by AP
This Tuesday (May 10) will open to the public Bob Dylan Centerthe museum and archive dedicated to the life and work of the renowned musician and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (2016).
good at Dylan’s styleunless you decide to surprise and change your plans at the last minute. Dylan is not in Tulsa (Oklahoma), home of the museum. Elvis Costello and Patti Smith were among the special guests.
The musician is explicitly invited to go to the center at any time, even if his absence perfectly suits his character, said Steven Jenkins, the center’s director. Adding to the weirdness of the situation, Dylan was in Tulsa just three weeks ago for a date on his tour, between his shows in Oklahoma City and Little Rock, Arkansas. But he did not ask to see the middle.
The center will display about 100,000 items related to Dylan’s career. Photo: bobdylancenter.com
“I don’t want to put words in his mouth,” Jenkins said. “I can only imagine that he thought that might be embarrassing for him.”
Really unusual, for a living public figure like Dylan, that is will be 81 on May 24has a museum dedicated to him, but that’s how he’s had an impact on popular music since he started his career in the early 1960s.
what it offers
Middle offers an immersive cinematic experiencea space for live performances, a studio where guests can play “mixing” different instrumentation elements into Dylan’s songsas well as a curated tour where people can embark on a musical journey to different stages of his career.
The archive has over 100,000 itemsmany of these are only available to scholars by appointment.
The museum’s creators said they wanted to build an experience for both casual visitors who may not know much about Dylan’s work and true fans-straw hat wearers, swimmers and content-divers, said the museum. designer Alan Maskin of the firm Olson Kundig.
Facade of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo: bobdylancenter.com
Do you want to make Bob?
It is enough to be seriously interested in the work of a musician, for the word “producer” to immediately appear. And that possibility will have attendees at the center: make Bob Dylan in some songs.
The museum offers a journey into more than 60 years of Dylan’s career. His 1966 British tour (“Judas!” They shouted at him, for “selling” to rock) continued to arouse curiosity. Photo by AFP
Using composition files, two of the first exhibitions will focus on how the songs jokerman‘Y Tangled in Blue‘took shape -the second with lyrics so springy that Dylan was still changing verses after the song has been released.
The museum looks forward to celebrating creative processes in general, and at the opening there will be an exhibition of the work of photographer Jerry Schatzberg, that the image of Dylan in 1965 is displayed on the three -story front of the museum.
As Dylan continues to create, “we will continue to update” him, Jenkins said.
On the occasion of the opening Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples they will be going to Tulsa to give performances at the city’s Cain’s Ballroom. Costello was asked to program a jukebox to be displayed in the museum, and within a day, sent in your suggestions for 160 songs and covers by DylanSaid Steven Jenkins.
In addition to performing in Tulsa, Elvis Costello selected Dylanesque songs to be heard on the museum’s jukebox. Photo by AP
“To be honest, I don’t think that’s going to happen,” she said. “I think he’s interested in the work he’s doing, not the work he’s done.”
Source of AP