(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — The final days and hours of Laura Palmer, the fictional character whose murder was the central mystery of the original TV series, “Twin Peaks,” created by filmmaker and visionary David Lynch, will be re-explored in “Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer,” a new film collage with live music in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Friday, October 30, at 8pm.
Commissioned by the David Lynch Foundation, “Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer” is a Twin Peaks junkie’s dream: a new edit mashing up the film — and the missing pieces — surrounding the mysterious last moments in the life of Laura Palmer. The live score is by A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, a dark dance-pop band equally inspired by Lynch and Janet Jackson.
The visual piece is a collage of previously deleted and unreleased footage from character Laura Palmer’s final days. More than just the “deleted scenes” feature found on a collector’s box set, these clips provide greater clues into the murder at the center of the television show and accompanying film.
A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, the dark, witchy duo of Russ Marshalek and Niabi Aquena produces a signature spookiness based in rhythmic DJ sensibilities and looping machines, paired with histrionic vocals. The duo’s live performances are a bewitching spectacle, a Lynch-ian nightmare fantasy in musical form. For its MASS MoCA appearance, the duo has enlisted the help of performance artist Baby Rosemary for added spectacle, and DJ Vanessa Irena plays before and after the event to set the mood.
A Place Both Wonderful and Strange releases its first album as a full band on Halloween, titled Sorry for Your Loss. With this performance, the album is available one day early — only at MASS MoCA.
Dress as your favorite Twin Peaks character on Friday, October 30, at 8pm, in the Hunter Center.
Things get spooky with Keys Open Doors in MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center on Friday, October 30, at 8pm. Crisp salads, freshly made sandwiches, and burritos the size of your head are available from Lickety Split before and during the show. A full bar serves Berkshire Brewing Company beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Tickets are $18 in advance, $35 preferred seating, $15 for students, and $25 day of. Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams, open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays through summer 2016. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during box office hours or purchased online at MASS MoCA. All events are held rain or shine.