But when he wrote a musical play about her life he left out the fact most people know about Marcos. Why did he chose her as the subject of his play? She transformed the roof of the palace in Manila into a dance club. So I thought, here is someone who is totally immersed in a particular kind of music. I thought if there is a story there, let's see if it would work to tell that story through a certain kind of music. The story Byrne tells is of the poor flower girl who grew up to become the First Lady of the Philippines.
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Jump to navigation. Byrne, the frontman of groundbreaking new wave group, Talking Heads, a tireless collaborator [see: St. Vincent, Brian Eno] and arts innovator, took a few moments to chat with Seattle magazine about the exciting production, his inspiration for the show and what he learned about the "Steel Butterfly," the wife of the 10th President of the Phillipines, Ferdinand Marcos. So I knew her as this notorious, extravagant figure. DB: No, I never did.
Here Lies Love is a concept album and rock musical made in collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim , about the life of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos along with the woman who raised her—Estrella Cumpas—and follows Marcos until she and her family were forced to leave the Philippines. The album was adapted as a rock musical that premiered in off-Broadway at The Public Theater and ran again at the Public in — The title of the album is taken from a comment made by Imelda during a visit to her husband Ferdinand Marcos 's embalmed body. Imelda expressed that she would like the phrase "Here Lies Love" to be inscribed on her tombstone. The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn't it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting?