Published Mar 28, 2014Just in case eight hours of ambient experimentation wasn't enough for Billy Corgan fans, the Smashing Pumpkins leader has announced that he will be showcasing another peculiar piece at his Madame ZuZu's tea shop in Chicago. On Sunday (March 30), he will perform a musical interpretation of four poems by Rumi.
Rumi was a 13th century Sufi theologian whose Persian-language poems have been translated into numerous languages. Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam.
This event is called "Sunday with Rumi," and it's being billed as "four sonic impressions on poems by the great Sufi mystic."
Admission is free but seating is limited, so those interested in attending can email [email protected] for information about how to secure a spot.
The show will start at 1 p.m. local time, and it's not clear how long it will last. Corgan's prior ambient performance, which was inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha, was made available to stream live online. There's currently no indication that this will receive similar treatment.
This comes hot on the heels of news that Smashing Pumpkins will release two new albums in 2015 and Corgan's wrestling federation is being developed into a TV show.