From April 28 to May 31, the world-renowned Red Bull Music Academy will touch down in New York for its 15th edition, with an unprecedented series of 34 unique shows celebrating music across genres and generations.
More than 230 artists are set to perform during the five-week city festival, including musical luminaries such as Brian Eno, James Murphy, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, A-Trak, Giorgio Moroder, Skream, Kim Gordon, and Four Tet – as well as 62 hand-picked Academy students hailing from 35 countries.
The 34 shows happening in some of the most iconic venues around town include special live concerts and curated club nights, as well as installations, film screenings and public conversations with some of today’s most inspiring music makers.
Details and full lineups for all shows will be announced on March 4, 2013.
Here’s a list some of the featured events:
12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic, May 25 at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn
Featuring James Murphy and over 15 live acts and DJs spanning the history of DFA
Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings, May 6 at Café Rouge (East Coast Debut)
Brian Eno brings his acclaimed audio-visual installation to NYC all month and will give an “Illustrated Talk” on May 6, outlining the creative processes that have driven his work
Drone Activity in Progress, May 2 at Knockdown Center in Queens
Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) (performing solo as SOMA and in his duo project KTL), Prurient, Alan Licht, Oren Ambarchi, and Body/Head (Kim Gordon with Bill Nace). Visuals courtesy of the creative minds behind Nuit Blanche.
United States of Bass, May 3 at Santos Party House
Afrika Bambaataa, Egyptian Lover, DJ Assault, DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad, Big Freedia, Scottie B, DJ Magic Mike, DJ Funk, Drop The Lime and Salva
Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash, May 9 at Roseland Ballroom: the city’s first-ever cross-genre sound clash.
Hip Hop vs Reggae vs Modern Latin vs Electronic Dance Music
Federation Sound; Fool’s Gold Records headed up by A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs; Young Guru and Just Blaze, and Que Bajo?!