Jonny Greenwood w/ Radiohead @ Prudential Center 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Knoxville, TN's Big Ears Festival goes down March 28 - 30, mixing modern composers and adventurous rock acts. The fest has expanded its programming since we last posted. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, already slated to perform Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" on March 30, will now also play the day before (3/29), performing selections from his scores to There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Norwegian Wood, accompanied by Wordless Music Orchestra.

So Percussion will perform all three days of the festival: collaborating with Buke & Gase and Wilco's Glenn Kotche on 3/28; performing Steve Reich's "Drumming" with guests on 3/29; and on 3/30 will perform Bryce Dessner's "Music for Wood and Strings" with Dessner as part.

The other new addition is pianist/composer Rachel Grimes who will perform with her ensemble on 3/30. These are in addition to previously announced acts John Cale, Body/Head, Television, Colin Stetson, Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Dean Wareham, Low, Oneohtrix Point Never, Julia Holter, not to mention composer Steve Reich who is "Artist-in-Residence" for the fest, and many more. Single day tickets to Big Ears go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon EST and the daily line-ups have been released and are listed below.


2014 Big Ears Festival Lineup (So Far):
Friday, March 28
John Cale
Tim Hecker
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog
Colin Stetson
So Percussion with Buke and Gase & Glenn Kotche*
Dean Wareham
Vatican Shadow
Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality
Stephen O'Malley (Solo)

Saturday, March 29
Jonny Greenwood: Chamber Suites from There Will Be Blood, The Master, and
Norwegian Wood performed by The Wordless Music Orchestra*
Oneotrix Point Never
Julia Holter
So Percussion and guests perform Steve Reich's Drumming
Vladislav Delay
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
Buke and Gase
Dawn of Midi
Mark McGuire
Marc Ribot Solo performance of original score to Charlie Chaplin's The Kid
Bill Orcutt
Son Lux
Glenn Kotche
Nils Frahm
Jenny Hval

Sunday, March 30
Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians Performed by Ensemble Signal
Steve Reich: Radio Rewrite Performed by Ensemble Signal
Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint performed by Jonny Greenwood
Bryce Dessner: Music for Wood and Strings performed by So Percussion*
Bryce Dessner*
Dean & Britta: 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
Lonnie Holley
Keiji Haino (Solo)
Stephen O'Malley and Oren Ambarchi (Duo)
David Greenberger and Prime Lens
Rachel Grimes*

*denotes a recent addition

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