Posted in music | tour dates on November 1, 2012

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

The inaugural Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival that went down at BAM this past May and was curated by The National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, was a success and they've decided to do it again in 2013. The 2013 festival will take place at BAM from April 25-27. The lineup has not been announced yet but stay tuned.

Another Dessner-related event happening in BAM's 2013 Winter/Spring season is Planetarium, "an evening of songs and instrumental works inspired by the solar system, by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Sufjan Stevens." You may remember that Bryce, Nico, and Sufjan performed one of those pieces, "Venus," at the MusicNOW Festival this year. You can watch a video of that below.

Another music event in BAM's 2013 Winter/Spring season is Mic Check, a "celebration of contemporary music from North Africa and the Middle East," which features hip-hop artists alongside traditional musicians Amkoullel (Mali), El General (Tunisia), El Deeb (Egypt), Brahim Fribgane (Morocco), and Shadia Mansour (Palestine).

All three shows are part of the just-announced 2013 Winter/Spring Season at BAM which includes 12 theater, dance, music, and opera engagements--from Jan 17 to Jun 9.

That Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Sufjan Stevens video is below


Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens - "Venus" at MusicNOW 2012



Comments (4)

Damn, are there not more Brooklyn based artists that could curate for this / future years? I mean The National is cool and all, but it's a fuckbig borough filled with an abundance of extremely talented and connected musicians besides the brothers Dessner.


Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 11:03 AM

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry was great last year until the buzzkill that was half of Arcade Fire playing cover songs to close it out. Lllaaame.

Posted by Doc Brown | November 1, 2012 11:04 AM


Call you what?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 11:17 AM

hopefully suf will take 'planetarium' into the studio...soon!

Posted by paul | November 20, 2012 9:48 PM

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