New York Philharmonic: Philharmonic 360
Park Avenue Armory
Friday, June 29
Better than: Just another night at Lincoln Center, with or without quadrophonic sound.
Upon entering the cavernous Park Avenue Armory's awesome performance space, audience members had to walk around a tableau vivant consist ... More >>
This week in the Voice I profiled the Brooklyn composer-songwriter-singer-multiinstrumentalist Gabriel Kahane, whose new album Where Are The Arms (Second Story Sound) is being celebrated at Littlefield next Wednesday. A couple of days before our chat, he posted a provocative rant on Spotify a ... More >>
Jason EvansWhereas Radiohead's distribution methods can seem more precious by the year--pay-what-you-wish downloads! "newspaper editions" bundled with 400-plus tiny works of art!--the classical music written over the same period by Jonny Greenwood, the band's lead guitarist, has been almost h ... More >>
Maria Schneider laughs at your genre distinctions; like Duke Ellington, she aims for a stylistic plateau "beyond category." For decades, that has meant music that can be both soaringly lyrical--no apologies, academics--even as it finds root in some deeply original orchestration. ... More >>
Tony Cenicola Branca's wife and musician counterpart, Reg and Glenn (far left)
Call Glenn Branca the "guitar guy" and see how fast the spiky-haired composer swears, sneers, or stalks out of the room. Though his retuned axes gave conceptual inspiration (and sidemen gigs) to Sonic Youth, and have oft ... More >>
Here we have the fourth-annual slate of Wordless Music fetes, pairing as always electronic and indie-rock types with classical musicians, to presumably horizon-expanding effect. We kick off in September with that bananas Warp Records birthday-party deal (feature Battles, !!!, Flying Lotus etc.), ... More >>
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Grizzly Bear and Final Fantasy with the Brooklyn Philharmonic
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Saturday, February 28
Indie rock met the orchestra on Saturday, and the only thing more powerful than the 37-piece Brooklyn Philharmonic was t ... More >>