MusicNOW 2008 April 2nd – 5th Line-up Announcement

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MusicNOW 2008 April 2nd – 5th Line-up Announcement

The 2008 festival will feature contemporary music pioneers Bang on a Can; and Bill Frisell, alongside three of the world’s most creative rock bands, Grizzly Bear, The Dirty Projectors, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Visual artist Karl Jensen will create a large installation in Memorial Hall, and Glenn Kotche; (WILCO) and Bryce Dessner (The National) will perform as special guests with Bang on a Can.

Festival Schedule:

Wednesday, April 2nd
An evening of music and film featuring vintage experimental films from the New York Filmmaker’s Cooperative by Robert Breer, Marie Menken, and Harry Smith along with contemporary artists Matthew Ritchie and Bill Morrisson accompanied by festival performers and special guests at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Thursday, April 3rd
An evening of American Guitar with classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery and Bill Frisell’s 828 Quartet, featuring Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts & Jenny Scheinman, at Memorial Hall

Friday, April 4th
Dirty Projectors and Bang on a Can featuring Glenn Kotche and Bryce Dessner at Memorial Hall

Saturday, April 5th
Andrew Bird and Grizzly Bear at Memorial Hall.

Tickets are $15 for individual concerts, $40 for 3 nights at Memorial Hall and available to purchase online.

MusicNOW 2008 website : http://www.musicnowfestival.org