deerhoof on wnyc
WNYC and NPR Music will team up to present a special live webcast of Celebrate Brooklyn! and Wordless Music’s presentation of Deerhoof and Metropolis Ensemble at the Prospect Park Bandshell, on Friday, July 18th at 7:30pm. The concert can be heard on WNYC2, WNYC’s 24-hour online music service, available at www.wnyc.org, and at www.npr.org/music.
WNYC’s David Garland, weekend host of Evening Music and mastermind behind Spinning on Air, will host the concert and interview some of the performers and creative minds behind this innovative pairing during intermission. In addition, www.npr.org/music will host a live chat-room for listeners, and will upload photos of the event to the site as it happens.
WNYC will present an encore broadcast on Friday, August 1 at 8pm on 93.9FM, and the concert will remain available for on-demand streaming at www.wnyc.org and www.npr.org/music
The mercurial San Francisco experimentalists Deerhoof have been called “the most creative band in indie rock today” by LA Weekly, among countless discerning critics. They forge a distinctive sound out of sophisticated improvisation, fierce dissonance, and weirdly catchy melodies. Deerhoof is paired with the ground-breaking Metropolis Ensemble, which will perform two works: The Rite: Remixed, a collaboration between composers Ryan Francis and Ricardo Romaneiro and producer/engineer Leo Leite using the latest software for music notation and performance from electronica to re-mix Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring; and Two-Part Belief, by composer Ricardo Romaneiro, which employs similar ground-breaking technological and performative techniques to a new end: the creation of a new music composition.