Beck Joined by Franz Ferdinand and Others to Perform ‘Song Reader’

Jarvis  Cocker, Beth Orton and Charlotte Gainsbourg take the stage at London’s Barbican to  join the ‘Loser’ singer to perform his 2012 sheet music collection.

Beck recently took the stage at London’s Barbican for the first full live performance  of “Song  Reader”, his 2012 sheet music collection. A group of British musicians  including Franz  Ferdinand, Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton and Charlotte  Gainsbourg joined the multi-instrumentalist onstage to perform his sheet  music.
A house band including  Seb Rochford, Tom Herbert and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu played through the  night, with music direction from Ed Harcourt and David Coulter. For the grand  finale, Beck and other performers packed the stage to perform “Rough on Rats”.
“Song Reader” is Beck’s album that was released as sheet music. It  features 20 songs and over 100 pages of art. All the songs in the music sheet  are open to interpretation by different people. Beck has only played a few “Song  Reader” tracks live before, during solo gigs in California.
After  releasing the album, Beck told fans that they could have high expectations of  the album. However, since the tracks were only available in music sheet form, he  added, “Bringing [the tracks] to life depends on you.”

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