The Big Ears Festival takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee from March 31 to April 2, 2016. The festival focuses on avant garde music, and this year’s composer-in-residence is John Luther Adams. Additionally, Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass will debut their collaboration in North America at the festival.
The list of artists participating is pretty much uniformly interesting from there. Also featured on the Big Ears Festival 2016 lineup are Andrew Bird, Sunn O))), Anthony Braxton, Yo La Tengo, Tony Conrad with Faust, Ben Frost, Andy Stott, Nicolas Jaar, Angel Olsen, Wolf Eyes, Marc Ribot, Lambchop, Shabazz Palaces, Kamasi Washington, Circuit des Yeux and many others.
The full lineup is available here. The performances will take place in different venues throughout Knoxville, and general weekend passes are being sold, in addition to daily tickets, and special passes for shows at the Tennessee Theatre
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