Recently Africa Express put together Malian and Western musicians -- including Damon Albarn, Nick Zinner and Brian Eno -- to perform Terry Riley's masterpiece "In C." And the performance, too, comes just in time for its 50th anniversary.
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.
We caught up with celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter last week in Berlin, where he is touring in support of his Sony Classical disc If You Could Read My Mind (a record that quickly became the top-selling classical album in the United States). Having completed his custom-built, $1,000,000 International Touring Organ (ITO), Carpenter finally has the mobility he needs.
On June 22, 2013, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela celebrated their golden anniversary. Come August, the couple would mark an equally important bond together--50 years living, working and performing at their Dream House (between Franklin and White Streets) in Lower Manhattan.
If you would like to participate in the performance, on any instrument, all you have to do is send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org just to let them know you're coming.