Posted in music | tour dates on June 24, 2010


The Guggenheim will be hosting a three-part music series at the museum this summer. Running in conjunction with their "Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance" exhibition (currently on view at the museum through September 6), "DARK SOUNDS" has the following schedule:

* July 15, 2010: BEIRUT
* September 3, 2010: CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA
Tickets will go on sale to museum members ($25) at noon, and to non-members ($30) on Friday at
"Produced by Sam Brumbaugh, Special Events Consultant, and Bronwyn Keenan, Associate Director of Special Events, the series takes its thematic cue from the conceptual threads that weave through Haunted, aiming to evoke the exhibition's elements of melancholy, ghostliness, the uncanny, and our collective and individual obsession with accessing the past. The series title is borrowed from the writings of Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936), who is often described as the father of the modern ghost story."
This makes three upcoming NYC shows for Beirut who also play MHOW on July 5 & 6.

The Andrew & Ian show sounds especially special It is: "Andrew Bird & Ian Schneller's Sonic Arboretum, a site-specific performance involving violin, looped passages, and a landscape of horn speakers." That's Ian with some horn speakers pictured above.

Andrew Bird only has a handful of other shows scheduled. They are all listed, along with info on a "Dark Sounds membership package, below...

Dark Sounds membership package

The museum offers a Dark Sounds membership package, which includes tickets to all three events plus all the benefits of Guggenheim membership for one year, including free, unlimited admission to the museum; invitations to parties and private viewings; and savings at the Guggenheim Store, the Wright, Cafe 3, and on all public programs. The Dark Sounds membership package is available for $125 for one person or $250 for two people and can be purchased by phone at 212 423 3535 or by e-mail at
Andrew Bird - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul-06 Festival International De Jazz De Montreal Montreal, CA
Jul-08 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, CA
Jul-09 Imperial de Quebec Quebec City, CA
Jul-11 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, CA
Jul-31 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Aug-05 Guggenheim Museum New York, NY



Comments (10)

just a note for the Guggenheim (if they're reading this): the bands I've caught there haven't sounded as good as there are. i know it's a tough space for acoustics but great sound is important and I hope you do all you can to fix that. Thanks

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 9:36 AM

Yes. Well we've got our man, Frank Lloyd Wright, working on the problem right now. We know that in his original design concept he wanted to alleviate the acoustical problem that you speak of so that you can enjoy music from your little band.

Posted by Guggenheim representative | June 24, 2010 10:47 AM

funny, i basically meant get better speakers....but well played.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 11:45 AM

anyone want to share the promo code to grab these tix today? p-p-please!?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 2:08 PM

Sure, the code is 9 characters long and the first five characters are "MEMDS". You can figure out the rest. See you there!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 3:09 PM

I'm not one for puzzles

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 3:47 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 3:54 PM

Maybe you could buy a membership and solve the riddle?
Or just wait 20 hours or so like the rest of us.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 3:59 PM

The song they had in "Top Gun" was pretty cool.
Not so hot about the rest.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2010 4:04 PM

please, have pity on us non-members and post the code!

Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2010 10:52 PM

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