Sasquatch! Announces 2014 Dual-Weekend Lineups Featuring Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden and More
Hoo-wee Seattle. The Northwest has been a teeny bit excited recently. You can’t blame them, bless their hearts, after all, they did just win something small like…you know…the Superbowl.
So yes, the recent Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup announcement falls onto a city that doesn’t really need any more excitement, but they’re going to get it, dammit, whether they like it or not. The 2014 Sasquatch! lineup is indeed out, and it is mind blowing.
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Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood Announce Split Classical Album St. Carolyn by the Sea / Suite from There Will Be Blood for March 2014 Release
Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood are going classical. Actually, to be accurate, the two notable indie-rock guitarists (The National and Radiohead, respectively) are returning to their classical roots with a split album featuring their own orchestral works. Most intriguing.
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As part of the concert “American Patterns,” So Percussion debuted Bryce Dessner’s composition “Music for Wood and Strings” and provided a multimedia rendition of their most famous piece, David Lang’s “the so-called laws of nature,” at Carnegie Hall last Saturday, providing a virtuosic performance that pushed the limits of classical contemporary music into the realm of experimental electronics. Read more…
A Modern Classic
The collaboration between Bryce Dessner and the Kronos Quartet is, to use the cliché, a match made in heaven. You may know Dessner as the guitarist and mastermind behind The National, or from his numerous side projects working with the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Philip Glass, or even from his numerous curatorial ventures (like the MusicNOW Festival, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and the Dark Was the Night compilation). Over the past few years, Dessner, who holds a master’s degree in music composition from Yale, has composed several pieces for the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet, who you might recognize as the maestros behind the harrowing soundtrack to Requiem for a Dream. Read more…