Friday, August 15
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lincoln Center Out of Doors – free, no tickets required
Manuel Göttsching: E2-E4 (12.12.81) (U.S. Premiere)
With the Joshua Light Show (World Premiere collaboration)
Wordless Music: 800 Years of Minimalism – The Spiritual Transcendent
Wordless Music (“There is no more inventive music series in New York.” – Alex Ross, The New Yorker) is devoted to the idea that the sound worlds of classical and contemporary instrumental music—in genres such as indie rock and electronica—have more in common than conventional thinking might suggest. To illustrate the continuity between these worlds, the series pairs rock and electronic musicians in an intimate concert setting with more traditionally understood classical music performers. The goal: to bring audiences together, and to introduce listeners from both worlds to composers that they might otherwise not encounter, for a completely new concert experience. In so doing, Wordless Music seeks to demonstrate that the various boundaries and genre distinctions segregating music today are an artificial construction in need of dismantling.