The line-up for the 2012 New Dischord Festival in Chattanooga (June 14-17) is now posted on the website www.newdischord.org.
Tim Hinck, the New Dischord Ensemble, and the Shaking Ray Levi Society who produce this event, continue to shape this grass-roots festival of new and experimental music, and explore performances that take place in non-traditional venues (such as galleries, museums, residences, cafés, and pop-music venues). They are also continuing to explore collaborations between musicians and conceptual artists by presenting work that is visually as well as aurally engaging, officials said.
Highlights of this year's festival include:
A semi-staged production of Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Euridice (with Sara Snider Schone, soprano; and Dr. Nikolasa Tejero, clarinet)
Experimental double bassist Evan Lipson
Several world premieres
A sonic walk-through performance written by Tim Hinck featuring boy soprano Ethan Tatum and brass quartet
A collaboration between six vocalists and conceptual artist Ashley Hamilton
The Shaking Ray Levi's are producing the pre-festival kick-off event at Barking Legs Theater:
The kick-off event is ticketed, but as always, the main festival performances are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the events themselves, or previously via the kick-starter (beginning on Friday) or on Tim Hinck's webpage www.timhinck.com.