Big Ears: Photos of the Gavin Bryars Ensemble

(See more Big Ears Festival coverage) March 25, 2017, at St. John’s Cathedral Performing Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet on March 26, 2017, at the Mill and Mine Performing The Sinking of the Titanic on March 26, 2017, at the Tennessee Theatre More Big Ears Festival coverage: Read my Continue Reading

Big Ears: Photos from Day 4

Photos from Day 4 of the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 26, 2017. (See more Big Ears Festival coverage) Pauline Oliveros’ ‘Rock Piece’ Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Directed by Aram Demirjian Oliver Coates St. John’s Choral Evensong Colleen Henry Threadgill’s Zooid More Big Ears Festival coverage: Read my Continue Reading

Big Ears: Photos from Day 2

Photos from Day 2 of the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 24, 2017. (See more Big Ears Festival coverage) Maya Beiser Matmos Performing Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives (Private Parts) Robyn Hitchcock Gyan Riley Richard Teitelbaum Ståle Storløkken and Arve Henriksen Jóhann Johannsson Drone Mass featuring ACME and Theatre Continue Reading

Big Ears: Photos from Day 1

Photos from Day 1 of the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 23, 2017. (See more Big Ears Festival coverage) Carla Bley with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Emilia Amper Matana Roberts Anna Meredith My Brightest Diamond Blonde Redhead More Big Ears Festival coverage: Read my main blog post about Continue Reading

Big Ears Festival

Knoxville, Tennessee, was one weird place this past weekend. I can only assume this charming Southern city isn’t so avant-garde most of the time, but for three days, it hosted a new celebration of experimental music called the Big Ears Festival. I made the drive from Chicago because I was Continue Reading