We had a small but manageable goal, to maybe write 30 minutes of music for this small space for a night of charity.
But it kept growing and growing.” Three years later Clark and Byrne have an album, “Love This Giant,” and a tour that brings them to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Friday and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Getting to this point, though, while creatively invigorating, was never a sure thing, she says.
“I think neither of us knew where it was going to end up,” Clark says.
“He said it was very creepy, and I took that as a big compliment coming from him.
And that’s when the friendship was born.” A few nights later, they ran into each other at a Soho bookstore where the Housing Works AIDS advocacy group had organized a benefit featuring a collaboration between Bjork and the Dirty Projectors, Clark says.
And who knows – she says this experience has been so good that she’d be open to working more with Byrne in the future.
Words: Peter Shapiro ___________________ It could be the heat doing crazy things to my brain, but as David Byrne paces around the office of his record label, Todo Mundo, I am struck by a strange thought. Vincent, knows the exact time and place she first met David Byrne, the offbeat genius from Talking Heads and countless solo projects and collaborations: May 3, 2009, Radio City Music Hall, at a benefit concert for the Red Hot Organization featuring its “Dark Was the Night” album.“We were at the after-party, and David came up to me and said he liked my new video for ‘Actor out of Work,'” Clark said by phone the day after she and Byrne played a show in Dallas, her hometown.“If anything I feel we approached working with a brass band as outsider artists,” she says.“Learning how different instruments can speak, what their tonal ranges are.