Brian Wilson was 23 when he composed Pet Sounds in 1966. The Beach Boys’ introspective album was futuristic, exotic and experimental. It changed a whole generation of musicians, turning pop avant-garde, rock into art-rock, and making the album a concept. Brian Wilson saw the studio as a veritable instrument, and aimed for perfection in take after take. His aim was to create the best rock album of all time. Classical orchestration, vocal harmonies and rock instruments combined with all sorts of crazy sounds: theremin, harpsichord, bicycle bells and barking dogs. The Beach Boys album was lauded by Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Roger Waters, and is still considered to be an all-time great. Half a century later, Brian Wilson will be revisiting his timeless masterpiece at the Stravinski.