Posted in music | tour dates on April 8, 2008

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More free shows in NYC this summer.....

Saturday, May 31, 6:00pm - Sunday, June 1, 6:00am (12-hour concert) World Financial Center Winter Garden BANG ON A CAN MARATHON Returning to the Winter Garden for a third year, the Bang on a Can Marathon has redefined what contemporary music is, how it is performed and where it is presented. This year, as a co-presentation with arts>World Financial Center, BoaC stages a 12-hour torrent of mind-boggling, genre-bending music. A continuous stream of pioneering artists from around the globe will take the stage in the Winter Garden for a musical adventure. The Bang on a Can Marathon begins Saturday night at 6pm and continues to 6am on Sunday, so come and go as you like or stay all night long.

Composers: John Adams, The Beatles, Harrison Birtwistle, Caleb Burhans, Chaya Czernowin, Dan Deacon, Donnacha Dennehy, Arnold Dreyblatt, Sivan Cohen Elias, Brian Eno, Michael Gordon, Annie Gosfield, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Karsh Kale, David Lang, Lucas Ligeti Owen Pallett, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Ruben Seroussi, Marnie Stern, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Julia Wolfe, Bora Yoon, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn.

Performers: Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Hartt Basses, Caleb Burhans, Contact Contemporary Music, Crash Ensemble, Dan Deacon, Karsh Kale, Lisa Moore, Ensemble Nikel, Owen Pallett, Signal Ensemble, So Percussion, Marnie Stern, Toby Twining Music, Bora Yoon, Young People's Chorus of NYC, Pamela Z.
FREE. .

Tuesday, June 24, 9:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
ULRICH SCHNAUSS
DORIT CHRYSLER / CHIAKI WATANABE
Creating a sound that meanders between shoegazer and dance, yet demonstrating his skill at songwriting for electronic music, Berlin-based artist Schnauss opens arts > WFC's summer season. Chrysler beguiles with her unique brand of vocal and theremin, and is accompanied by media artist Watanabe's video projections. FREE.

Tuesday, July 1, 9:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
KODE 9 / JUAKALI / DUBWAR / EYEWASH
DJing the Winter Garden's first dance party, Kode 9's set travels through a selection of dancehall-influenced, bass-heavy skank, currently referred to as grime and dubstep. Special guests include MC Juakali and DJ Dave Q and host of NYC's Dub War events and VJ collective Eyewash provides the visuals. FREE.

Tuesday, July 8, 9:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON
Performing for the first time in the US, Jóhann Jóhannsson is an Icelandic musician, composer, producer and an active member of the country's artistic community (as the founder of the Kitchen Motors and member of Apparat Organ Quartet). His stately and hauntingly melodic music has been quietly bewitching listeners for some time and this concert featuring a string quartet and visual projections is sure to expand his audience still further. FREE.

Saturday, July 12, 8:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
BRAZILIAN CONNECTION QUINTET
Celebrating a rich and diverse legacy, this unique concert brings together several of the greatest and most in-demand players of Brazilian and jazz music lead by the dynamic drummer and percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca, and featuring vocalist Maucha Adnet, Klaus Mueller on piano, Jorge Continentino playing saxophone & flute, and bassist Nilson Matta. FREE. .

Tuesday, July 15, 9:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
FENNESZ / SAKAMOTO
For its U.S. premiere, Christian Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto will perform from their 2007 album, Cendre. This live collaboration creates a new synergy between acoustic piano and electronic and electric guitar music. Fennesz' sensitive, ambient soundscapes balance and manipulate Sakamoto's elegant piano phrasing, creating vivid dialogues between melody and texture, exploring the idea of electronic music as an inspiration for new musical structures. FREE.

Tuesday, July 22, 9:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
KIERAN HEBDEN (FOUR TET) & STEVE REID
NICOLAS COLLINS "DEVIL'S MUSIC" WITH KOEN HOLTKAMP, COLLIN OLAN & SAWAKO KATO
On the stage or in the studio, Hebden and Reid create an abstract sound that incorporates elements of hip-hop, electronica, jazz, and folk music with live drumming & percussion. Opening the show, Collins and his band perform Devil's Music, an improvised work using samples of live radio.
FREE.

Saturday, July 26, 8:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden
THE BIG RIVER PROJECT: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
Culminating a week-long celebration of Johnny Cash, several of New York City's premiere singer-songwriters gather to cover gems from Cash's songbook. Featured guests include Ollabelle, Benevento/Russo Duo, Laura Cantrell, Catherine Russell, and The Persuasions, among many others.
FREE.

Through August 31, 7:00am-11:00pm daily
World Financial Center Winter Garden (under staircase)
THE HYPERBOLIC CROCHET CORAL REEF
Margaret and Christine Wertheim, Curators
Institute For Figuring
Bursting forth in a colorful panoply of "kelps", "corals" and "anemones," this crocheted homage to Earth's endangered coral reefs is a beautiful marriage of traditional arts & crafts and hyperbolic geometry. This exhibition, featuring The New York Reef and The Chicago Reef, raises awareness about these disappearing marine treasures.
FREE.

ALSO SEE: Free shows at Castle Clinton

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Comments (8)

awesome set of shows here...

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 11:12 AM

Though not for everyone, this a is really amazing lineup. Still, such an odd venue for sounds as dark/dirty as Kode 9.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 12:05 PM

Fennesz AND Sakamoto WHA?!?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 12:44 PM

OMFG FENNESZ SAKAMOTO

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:59 PM

WOW, this series is mad hot! So excited!

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:59 PM

Johann Johannsson is amazing. I can't believe he's actually playing a live show in the US.

Posted by Michael | May 16, 2008 9:38 AM

does this mean there are two openers who start around 9pm and ulrich comes on after them?

Posted by karl | June 24, 2008 11:47 AM

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