‘Wordless Music Presents the Books & Timothy Andres’


The newest installation from the Wordless Music folks, the savvy curators trying to stick classical music’s square pegs into indie rock’s round holes (or vice versa, depending on the accent of your inner geek), bring you a collusion between pianist Timothy Andres and nerd-a-licous sound splicers the Books. Expect works by the great classical synthesizers—Charles Ives and his patriotic weirdness, Dmitri Shostakovich’s meandering and rhythmic sharp contrasts—performed via cello (Paul de Jong of the Books) and ivories (Andres). Hopefully the Books will conclude with a set of their own, but it is unclear at press time.

Thu., April 9, 8 p.m., 2009