Posted in music | tour dates on April 9, 2008

Times New Viking @ Cafe Bourbon St., 3/22/08 (Joel.Oliphint)
Times New viking

Four free shows in June at the Whitney in NYC....

After far too long of having to charge admission for our concerts, Wordless Music takes over the Whitney Museum's Lower Gallery in June for four FREE Friday-night concerts produced with Whitney Live, the museum's year-round performance series.

At the Whitney's invitation, we asked four of our favorite groups-The Berg Sans Nipple, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Prefuse 73, and Times New Viking -to do one Friday-night set apiece at the museum's indoor/outdoor Lower Gallery space. We then invited another of our favorite groups-ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble-to choose music from a broad and representative range of contemporary composers, and to come up with four complementary "classical" programs. What did they end up choosing? Chamber music, ranging from solo percussion to seven strings, by Ingram Marshall, Kevin Volans, John Adams, Chen Yi, and Jefferson Friedman.

Total cost to you, the consumer? $0.00.

About getting into these: museum admission is pay-what-you-wish during Whitney After Hours, Fridays 6-9 pm. Shows begin promptly at 7.
Space is *extremely* limited. Seating and admission for Whitney Live is on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. Sorry.

June 06 - The berg sans nipple
June 13 - A sunny Day in Glasgow
June 20 - Prefuse 73
June 27 - Times New Viking

The Wordless Music Series is also bringing Deerhoof to Prospect Park.

(thx Ben)



Comments (9)

A free live show is always nice. Sounds like a nice evening at the Whitney and then some good entertainment.

Posted by Jason | April 9, 2008 3:50 PM

a sunney day?

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:53 PM

the beg sans nipple? come on.

Posted by alfie | April 9, 2008 4:23 PM

Full Wordless Music at the Whitney lineup:

June 6, 2008
The Whitney Museum, NYC
The Berg Sans Nipple
ACME: "Dance Movements” (performing selections from Kevin Volans’ White Man Sleeps and
John Adams’ Book of Alleged Dances)

June 13, 2008
The Whitney Museum, NYC
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
ACME (performing Ingram Marshall’s Entrada and John Adams’ Shaker Loops, for seven

June 20, 2008
The Whitney Museum, NYC
Prefuse 73
ACME (performing Chen Yi's Sound of Five, for string quintet, and Kevin Volans’ She Who
Sleeps, for solo percussion)

June 27, 2008
The Whitney Museum, NYC
Times New Viking
ACME (performing selections from the string quartets of Jefferson Friedman)

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:42 PM

I'm stoked for the middle two shows. What's capacity?

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:20 PM

Berg Sans Nipple=really good live show, I will be there.

Posted by Sha-na-na-nonymous | April 9, 2008 5:55 PM

Agreed... The Berg Sans Nipple are undoubtedly worth going to see.

Of the four shows, that's the one i 'm most excited about by far.


Posted by JuStIn | April 9, 2008 8:38 PM

Is there going to be another David Byrne Wordless show?

Posted by Mark B. | April 9, 2008 11:54 PM

It's always nice to have a free show that is live!! Plus the Witney is an awesome place. I hope they keep having more free live shows.

Posted by Heartworm medicine | August 5, 2009 8:12 AM

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