Drones, lconic alt-rock group out of depth. More drones. Charming elders of the old vanguard. A master of pink noise and symphonic expanse. Drones. Celtic aires. Gothic metal. Only at the 2016 Big Ears Festival.
Jamie Sieber was at the leading edge of a new generation of cellists taking the most soulful of symphonic strings in new directions, looping her cello and using electric guitar-style effects. She comes in to create her looping cello chamber works live.
Discreet Music, arguably the first of Eno’s ambient works, has entered the acoustic canon, via the Canadian group, Contact. They turn the piece into an immersive meditation. Contact’s Jerry Pergolesi talks about making contact with Discreet Music.
Kenji Williams makes a different kind of “World Music” with Bella Gaia, a view of the world and its music, seen from space. Bella Gaia is a project put together by Williams, using NASA images of Earth from Space, quotes from astronauts and and music from around the world