Deafheaven’s George Clarke and Vorhees sound artist Dana Wachs have joined to create a remarkable 20-minute ambient soundscape. Titled “RVIII: Invocation,” the track was written to soundtrack a performance art piece called Rural Violence III (Rebirth), written by former Pitchfork editor Brandon Stosuy. It’s loosely based on the 1998 Matthew Shepard murder. All proceeds from this release will go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, a charity that focuses on LGBTQ rights and youth awareness.
Rural Violence III (Rebirth) will be performed on August 6 in Wyoming in a place to be disclosed after you RSVP. It will also feature works by experimental-pop singer Angel Deradoorian, Prurient, Matthew Barney, and more. Listen to “RVIII: Invocation” below.