Tyondai Braxton's Hive, Silver Apples, Omar Souleyman Join Big Ears Festival Lineup
February 3, 2015 at 12:36 PM (PT)
TYONDAI BRAXTON’S HIVE, SILVER APPLES, OMAR SOULEYMAN, WILLIAM TYLER, BING & RUTH, RYLEY WALKER, WU MAN and LOSCIL join the lineup of the genre-busting BIG EARS FESTIVAL, scheduled for MARCH 27th–29th in multiple venues throughout historic downtown KNOXVILLE, TN.
One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade, TYONDA BRAXTON will present his remarkable live-performance conception, HIVE, in a weekend residency at the KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART. Both an installation and a performance, HIVE features five musicians sitting atop oval pods designed by acclaimed DANISH architect UFFE SURLAND VAN TAMS. The live music combines synths, samples and intricately composed acoustic percussion with lighting and visual effects programmed to create a visceral and expressive sonic mood.
“We’re thrilled that these amazing artists will be joining us at BIG EARS this year, “ says festival founder ASHLEY CAPPS. “We’ve been working on locking down the details of these performances for weeks – even months in couple of cases. These additional performances will add another dimension to what’s already an extraordinary weekend. It’s almost like another festival within the festival.”
For the full lineup, which includes LAURIE ANDERSON, THE KRONOS QUARTET, TERRY RILEY, TUNEYARDS and SWANS, among many others, please go here.