The BigEars Festival 2010 takes place this coming March.
The groundbreaking Big Ears Festival, slated for the weekend of March 26-28, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee, is excited to unveil the initial line up for this year’s event. Building on the visionary programming of last year’s inaugural festival, the 2010 Big Ears expands with a remarkable line up of even greater depth and breadth than its predecessor, with over 30 artists/bands expected to perform some 50 concerts in at least 8 venues this year. In addition, there will be art exhibitions, installations, film screenings, workshops, interactive experiences, lectures and discussions.
The initial Big Ears line up for March includes Vampire Weekend, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Andrew W.K., The Ex, Gang Gang Dance, Clogs, 802 Tour (Nico Muhly / Doveman / Sam Amidon with Nadia Sirota), The xx , Javelin, DJ/Rupture (solo), DJ/Rupture and Andy Moor, My Brightest Diamond, the Calder Quartet, Gyan Riley, and jj.
ESP-Disk’ is kicking off a new series of shows in NY.
ESP-Disk’ is proud to announce a new monthly music series at the Jazz Lounge (520 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205), starting Tuesday, October 6th. On the first Tuesday of every month, ESP will feature emerging artists from the New York music community as well as artists from the ESP-Disk’ catalog.
ESP-Disk’ LIVE @ The Jazz Lounge
Tuesday, October 6th 2009
Eli Keszler Live at the Mills Gallery by Rare Frequency.
Multi-instrumentalist Eli Keszler is one of a coterie of exciting new Boston-based musicians whose music pushes the boundaries of noise, drones, improv, and electro-acoustic composition. Using a variety of percussion instruments, as well as guitar and electronics, Eli creates intense drones and fast, rhythmically complex pieces. In addition to his solo work, he currently plays in a number of ensembles including a new trio with keyboardist Anthony Coleman and reed-player/vocalist Ashley Paul, a duo with guitarist Geoff Mullen, and a longstanding partnership with fellow multi-instrumentalist Steve Pyne called Red Horse. He has a pair of CDs out on REL, both of which showcase his extraordinarily dynamic playing.
Hans Tammen “Endangered Guitar” (ESP 4031)
In hundreds of solo performances since 1993, Hans Tammen has explored the sounds of concert halls and small clubs with an assortment of mechanical contrivances applied to his modified “endangered” guitars, interactive software programming, and stereo and multichannel sound systems. His music has been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations.
His instrument is a hybrid between a guitar and a computer, designed to react with the resonant frequencies of the room. It constantly records his sounds, and the information from the analysis of these sounds and the playing determines a wide variety of processes. This makes every performance a site-specific one, bringing the sonic qualities of the surrounding conditions to the listener’s attention.
An upcoming show in Chicago, announced in the Reader:
Paul Hartsaw, Kristian Aspelin, Damon Smith, and Jerome Bryerton
When: Sat., Sept. 19, 10 p.m.
Price: donation requested
For the 2007 release Ausfegen (Balance Point Acoustics), this transcontinental quartet—bassist Damon Smith and guitarist Kristian Aspelin from the Bay Area and saxophonist Paul Hartsaw and drummer Jerome Bryerton from Chicago—set out to pay homage to German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys.