Big Ears Festival Initial Lineup: Bryce Dessner, Terry Riley, Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson, Nosaj Thing, tUnE-yArDs
Excited as we were to hear about Big Ears Festival Artists-in-Residence, and Classicalite favorite, Kronos Quartet making their way to Knoxville in 2015, we are overjoyed with the initial line up announcement. From March 27 to 29 contemporary classical composers and loads of indie darlings will descend upon Nashville to bring one of the more expertly curated festivals of the season circut run.
On the bill collaborating with Kronos alone is Laurie Anderson performing "Landfall," inspired by her Hurricane Sandy experience, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, The National guitarist/composer and another Classicalite favorite Bryce Dessner, and throat singer Tanya Tagaq whop we were happy to announce received the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.
Weekend passes have gone on sale today at a special price of $153.50 plus fees. Once those are scooped up, tickets are $178.50 plus fees. The last stage of ticket pricing, in case you miss out is $199.50 plus fees.
Knoxville's Joy of Music School and Community School of the Arts will reap a portion of the ticket sales.
Kronos Quartet: Artists-in-Residence
The Bad Plus
"Häxan" re-scored by Demdike Stare
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Harold Budd & Keith Lowe
Jozef Van Wissem