Miller Theatre will start their 2009-’10 season with “Wordless Music Meets Miller.” The miniseries brings together indie and contemporary classical artists for four days of shows.
Wednesday, September 9, 8:00PM
The 802 Tour (Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, and Doveman)
Thursday, September 10, 8:00PM
Do Make Say Think and Charles Spearin’s “The Happiness Project”
Friday, September 11, 8:00PM
Tim Hecker, Grouper, and Julianna Barwick
Saturday, September 12, 8:00PM
Destroyer, Loscil, and JACK Quartet
It seems like a natural evolution for both Ronen Givony’s Wordless Music and Melissa Smey’s Miller: both are nurturers of the hybridized, polystylistic music that seems to have captured the gestalt of 2009. Indie artists are making it cool to use classical instruments to rock out, and contemporary classical artists are moving closer than ever to popular terrain, both in terms of musical signatures and venues.
Assuming that this will find a ready and enthusiastic audience at Miller (it will), what pairings might Wordless/Miller consider next? Comment with your dream pairings of indie/new classical artists below.