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Sounds Like Now is an innovative music festival featuring some of the most respected experimental musicians/performers, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Robert Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jin Hi Kim, MacArthur "Genius" Prize awardee George Lewis, Alvin Lucier, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Carl Stone, Kato Hideki, Ikue Mori, Jim O'Rourke, Zeena Parkins, and DJ Tamara. It is hard to imagine today's DJ/dance culture or hip hop scenes, noise rockers or much of the sonic textures heard on film/video games or even TV commercials existing had these experimental musicians not done the hard work. They have been the first to embrace computers, sampling, new sonic vocabularies, extended time frames, and almost everything else that has contributed to the lurching forward of the dominant contemporary pop musical culture. Buy a Festival Pass and see all shows for just $80! FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: Thursday, Oct 14 8PM: Progressive Dinner 1: "Blue" Gene Tyranny Thomas Buckner/Annea Lockwood /Petr Kotik/ Alvin Lucier Friday, Oct 15 8PM: Progressive Dinner 2: BGT & Jon Gibson Muhal Richard Abrams/Roscoe Mitchell Jin Hi Kim David Behrman Saturday Oct 16 2PM: Progressive Dinner 3: BGT & JG & Peter Zummo Robert Ashley David Rosenboom Laetitia Sonami Douglas Ewart Jim Staley Saturday Oct 16 8PM: Progressive Dinner 4: BGT & JG & PZ & Leroy Jenkins Downtown Ensemble (William Hellermann/Daniel Goode/Mary Jane Leach/Peter Zummo) Phill Niblock Joshua Fried Pauline Oliveros/Deep Listening Band Sunday Oct 17 2PM: Progressive Dinner 5: BGT & JG & PZ & LJ & Mark Dresser Carl Stone Michael J. Schumacher Fast Forward William Duckworth/Cathedral Band Nicolas Collins Sunday Oct 17 8PM: Progressive Dinner 6: BGT & JG & PZ & LJ & MD & Roscoe Mitchell Joan La Barbara George Lewis David First & Tom Hamilton Morton Subotnick Kyle Gann

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:La MaMa E.T.C. Ellen Stewart Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway