Big Ears Festival announces 2019 lineup

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For the tenth year, the Big Ears Festival will be displaying some of Knoxville’s celebrated artists of music, film and art in a weekend-long event March 21-24, 2019.

The festival will host 100-plus performances over the course of the weekend, which is described on the website as a celebration “of Knoxville’s historic theaters, nightclubs, churches, discussions, interactive workshops, installations, film screenings, surprise collaborations, and unexpected artistic collisions.”

Performers include:

  • Acme
  • Alvin Lucier 
  • Avishai Cohen Quartet 
  • Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan 
  • Bill Frisell and the Mesmerists featuring Tony Scheer 
  • Kenny Wollesen and the films of Bill Morrison  
  • Brooklyn Rider
  • Carl Stone 
  • Carla Bley Trios with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow 
  • Carla Kihlstedt 
  • Clarice Jensen + Jonathan Turner: For This From That Will Be Filled 
  • Coupler 
  • Dejohnette Coltrane Garrison 
  • Derek Gripper 
  • Dragnet Girl with live score by Coupler 
  • Evan Parker/Matt Wright Trance Map+
  • Ever Present Orchestra featuring Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi perform the works of Alvin Lucier,
  • Harold Budd 
  • International Contemporary Ensemble 
  • Irreversible Entanglements 
  • Jerusalem In My Heart 
  • Jlin 
  • Joan La Barbara 
  • Joan La Barbara performs works by Alvin Lucier
  • Joan La Barbara: Voice is the Original Instrument
  • Joep Beving
  • Kara-Lis Coverdale 
  • Kayhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider 
  • Kim Kashkashian 
  • Lonnie Holley 
  • Lonnie Holley and The Messthetics 
  • Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl
  • Mathias Eick Quintet
  • Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt 
  • Mercury Rev 
  • Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble Cellular Songs Concert 
  • Nief-Norf 
  • Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin
  • Nils Frahm
  • Peter Gregson
  • Rachel Grimes: The Way Forth
  • Rafio Bhatia: Breaking English
  • Ralph Towner
  • Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi
  • Richard Thompson: Killed In Action
  • Roomful Of Teeth
  • Schlippenbach Trio
  • Shai Maestro Trio
  • Sons of Kemet
  • Spiritualized
  • Sun Of Goldfinger
  • The Art Ensemble Of Chicago
  • The Comet Is Coming
  • The Messthetics
  • The Nashville Ballet: Lucy Negro Redux choreography by Paul Westerling with music by Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi and poetry by Caroline Randall 
  • Theo Bleckmann: Berlin – Songs of Love and War, Peace and Exile
  • Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush
  • Thumbscrew
  • Tim Berne’s Snakeoil
  •  Triptych: On the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, featuring Roomful Of Teeth, composed by Bryce Dressner, Libretto by Korde Arrington Tuttle, featuring the work of Patti Smith & Essex Hemphill, directed by Daniel Fish
  • Wadada Leo Smith solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
  • Wadada Leo Smith’s NDA, performing “Divine Love” with Bobby Naughton and Dwight Andrews
  • Yves Tumor

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