Tuesday, January 6, 2009


BIG EARS 09 is a very promising new music festival coming up this winter. I may even plan to go myself. I'm a big fan of Michael Gira, Pauline Oliveros, and Philip Glass (sometimes...) See details below:

Big Ears will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee February 6,7,8, 2009. The mission of Big Ears is to offer an exciting and dynamic platform of musical and artistic discovery, presenting a variety of adventurous, exploratory concerts and performances, installations, discussions, and interactive experiences by artists possessed of singular and unique visions that stand apart from the mainstream. Confirmed artists performing over the course of the weekend are Phillip Glass, Antony and The Johnsons, Fennesz, Matmos, Michael Gira (Angels of Light/Swans), The Necks, Jon Hassell + Maarifa Street, Pauline Oliveros, Negativland and many more to be announced.

The event will occur in multiple venues located within walking distance of one another throughout downtown Knoxville. In addition there will be lectures, art installations, films and much more.

Info about Knoxville: http://tiny.cc/cepIB
Big Ears site: http://bigearsfestival.com/

-Thanks to Bob Deck of Ace Entertainment/ConcertWire.com for the heads-up and description.

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