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    Big Ears 2019

    They've announced the first round of artists and it looks pretty great:

    Mary Halvorson / Code Girl
    Nils Frahm
    Lonnie Holley
    Rachel Grimes / The Way Forth
    The Messthetics
    Irreversible Entanglements
    Derek Gripper

    Someone had to start this thread, so I did!
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    Never heard of this fest, but that's certainly an interesting start for a lineup!
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    Fuck yes. Mary Halvorson's Code Girl is fantastic. Discovered her earlier this year; can't wait! Will be great to see Nils Frahm also.

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    Might could get interested in this.
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    All jesting aside...I'm excited to see who might be on the bill this year. I have a few hopes for some still-living legends (Harold Budd, Morton Subotnick), and certain favorites that I will *always* be happy to see, especially in such a great setting. Many times though, it's the ones I didn't know anything about going in that impress me the most.

    Got my pass already ( https://bigearsfestival.org/ ), and all the gradual announcements are going to be like opening little Christmas presents throughout the year
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    Thanks for posting this, Steve. I have always wanted to go to this fest. It strikes me as a a festival devoted to musicians pushing boundaries regardless of genre (or perhaps within many genres). Knoxville also seems like a great town to host such a fest. Thanks for putting the bug in our ears!

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    I'll probably be there again next year but I'll wait on more announcements.
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    Irreversible Entanglements was my favourite album from 2017, a record of immense intensity and inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Irreversible Entanglements was my favourite album from 2017, a record of immense intensity and inspiration.
    Another reason to try and attend.
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    Like last year,when the full roster of artists is posted, i'll toy with the idea of going,but probably won't.It's a great festival,i went two years in a row, but my reasons for not going a third year still remain.My loss.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    More names announced today:

    Clarice Jensen (I have her new album and it is quite lovely)
    Jlin
    Rafiq Bhatia
    Matt Wilson
    Kayhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider
    DRAGNET GIRL with live score from Coupler

    I'm not super familiar with all of these, but reading the short descriptions from Big Ears, there are some potentially awesome goodies in here: https://bigearsfestival.org/lineup/

    Happiness continues to abound!
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    Brooklyn Rider was there this year too.
    No Nels Cline announcement yet
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    Only one I recognized was Brooklyn Rider who were great last year.
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    Jlin sounds like she will be right up my alley. And the live Coupler score could be a blast too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post

    I'm not super familiar with all of these, but reading the short descriptions from Big Ears, there are some potentially awesome goodies in here: https://bigearsfestival.org/lineup/

    Happiness continues to abound!
    I saw the Matt Wilson Salt and Honey show when it hit DC. It was supremely entertaining. A very good, Americana singer / guitarist (Dawn Thomson) doing adaptions of Carl Sandberg's poetry set to her music with an all jazzer backing.

    NOT jazz / NOT country - but really good songs and really good playing.
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    and I saw Brooklyn Rider at Rhizome in October, and they were fine as well.
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    Kayhan Kalhor plays the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle.He performs the traditional Persian and Turkish music for that instrument and has collaborated with Western classical people and other players from his tradition.I know he has played with Brooklyn Rider before.

    I saw Kalhor in duet with baglama(lute) master Erdal Erzincan at the Schimmel Center in NYC in May.A master of his art(as is Erzincan).
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    Walt - definitely check out Clarice Jensen's newest one "For This From That Which Will Be Filled." Beautiful stuff, includes what might be among the last collabs with Johann Johannsson that will ever be heard.
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    ^^^^^^^^^

    Shall do, sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Walt - definitely check out Clarice Jensen's newest one "For This From That Which Will Be Filled." Beautiful stuff, includes what might be among the last collabs with Johann Johannsson that will ever be heard.
    This is great...presses alot of essential buttons for me...

    Ambient-yep (somewhat)
    electronically treated acoustic instrument (commonly known as electroacoustic)-yep
    Loopy-yeppers

    Haven't heard of her before so thanks for the heads up. (Surprisingly, the Johannsson collab is my least favorite piece with my initial thought that it takes to long to reach an understated payoff...may grow on me though)

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    A teaser has been posted:
    2019 Lineup Phase 3
    Coming Tuesday, August 7
    at 10:00am ET
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    Pretty sure Thumbscrew will be announced soon. If they're going to bring the Code Girl band, they might as well have Thumbscrew play also considering 3/5 of CG is 3/3 of TS.

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    That would make me very happy
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    Never heard of any of the artists mentioned by Steve ...
    I guess I am out of touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    Never heard of any of the artists mentioned by Steve ...
    I guess I am out of touch
    I’m sorry, but yes.

    If no one else, Wayside and I HEAVILY played up Messthetics. I started a thread on them on PE.
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