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Big Ears expands 2018 lineup (Four Tet, Arto Lindsay, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, more)

Four Tet
Four Tet

More artists and daily lineups have been revealed for the 2018 edition of Knoxville, TN’s unique Big Ears festival, which goes down from March 22-25 (tickets). Here are some of the new additions:

Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) is playing a duo set with Mats Gustafsson of The Thing.

The Thing’s Paal Nilssen-Love will also be there, playing a set with no wave/experimental legend Arto Lindsay.

Another no waver, Ikue Mori, is playing a set with Okkyung Lee, Ned Rothenberg, and Evan Parker, as well as her own solo set.

Guitar great Marc Ribot is doing two performances, a duo set with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and a set with his band Ceramic Dog.

Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto is presenting her solo show Eucademix, and appearing as a special guest for Nels Cline‘s big band opus Lovers.

Jon Gibson, who was in Philip Glass’ original ensemble in the early ’70s, will perform his 1973 piece Visitations and other works.

Another additions include Meshell Ndegeocello, Roscoe Mitchell and Aine O’Dwyer. Still more acts are TBA. Updated lineup below.

Thursday, March 22
Nels Cline: ‘Lovers’ with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and Guests
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
David Hidalgo & Marc Ribot
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: ‘In the Light of Air’ Performed by International Contemporary Ensemble
Kid Koala’s ‘Satellite’ Turntable Orchestra
Jaga Jazzist Featuring Ståle Storløkken & Jon Balke
Meshell Ndegeocello
Susanna
Brooklyn Rider
Jenny Hval
Kid Koala (DJ)
Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel
Susan Alcorn

Friday, March 23
Medeski Martin & Wood
Bang on a Can All Stars: Field Recordings
GAS (Wolfgang Voigt)
Milford Graves
Jason Moran presents ‘Fats Waller Dance Party’
Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider
Jon Gibson’s ‘Visitations’
Susanna feat. Giovanni Pessi, Frode Haltli & Cheyenne Mize
Trio Five feat. Roscoe Mitchell, Junius Paul, & Vincent Davis
International Contemporary Ensemble
nief norf & Wordless Music: ‘Brimstone & Glory’ Live Score
Arto Lindsay
Rocket Science (Evan Parker, Peter Evans, Craig Taborn, Sam Pluta)
Kid Koala’s ‘Satellite’ Turntable Orchestra
Cyro Baptista Presents ‘Vira Loucos’
Evan Parker
Rova: The ‘Sound in Space’ Project
The Thing
Tal National
Steve Gunn
Algiers
Jenny Scheinman ‘Mischief & Mayhem’ with Nels Cline and Scott Amendola
Aine O’Dwyer
Jaga Jazzist
Innov Gnawa
The Black Twig Pickers
Okkyung Lee
Ned Rothenberg
Yuka C. Honda ‘Eucademix’
Ikue Mori
Laurel Halo (DJ set)
Jon Balke

Saturday, March 24
Anoushka Shankar ‘Land of Gold’
Roscoe Mitchell Trios
Bang on a Can All-Stars: Julia Wolfe’s ‘Anthracite Fields’
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: The Ashram Experience
Diamanda Galás
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Rova Channeling Coltrane: ‘Electric Ascension’
Four Tet
Jon Gibson
Aine O’Dwyer Performs William Eggleston’s ‘Musik’
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Laurel Halo Live with Eli Keszler
The Jerry Douglas Band
Jason Moran & Milford Graves
Cyro Baptista and Banquet of the Spirits
Jenny Scheinman Presents ‘Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait’
Kid Koala’s ‘Satellite’ Turntable Orchestra
Arto Lindsay & Paal Nilssen-Love
Steve Gunn & the Black Twig Pickers
Kelly Lee Owens
John Medeski
Wu Fei & Friends: Improv Game
Peter Evans
Billy Martin
Cleek Schrey & David Behrman
Johnny Gandelsman plays Bach
Anna & Elizabeth

Sunday, March 25
Bang on a Can All Stars Celebrate Their 30th Anniversary Performing Works by David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe
Bangs (Jason Moran, Mary Halvorson, and Ron Miles)
Craig Taborn Quartet
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: The Ashram Experience
Lightning Bolt
Knoxville Symphony Strings Performs ‘Were You There’ with Baritone Davóne Tines
Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei
Tyshawn Sorey Trio
Peter Evans Ensemble
Lucius
Mats Gustafsson & Kieran Hebden
Suuns
Rostam
Julie Byrne
Cleek Schrey
St. John’s Passion: A Meditation on Suffering

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