In what promises to be a landmark event on the 2019 music calendar, the BONYCH Music Festival presents an all day event of exceptional concerts and great food on August 31st, starting at 2pm. Putting together essential artists from three key music centers in North America (Boston, New York City, and Chicago), BONYCH will give listeners an extraordinary opportunity to hear a wide range of creative aesthetics found in contemporary music - from purely improvised to compositionally based, from acoustic to completely electronic - represented by four configurations of musicians.
The artists include pioneering and legendary Ikue Mori (in two settings, solo and trio), MacArthur prize winner Ken Vandermark, key representatives of Chicago's musical renaissance in the 1990s (Mars William) and new millennium (Steve Marquette), and essential member of Boston's improvised music scene for more than three decades, Curt Newton.
BONYCH will begin at 2:00pm with a BBQ with food and beer that will run throughout the course of the day, and has the following concert program:
3:00pm: Steve Marquette, solo guitar
4:00pm: Cinghiale, the reed duo of Ken Vandermark and Mars Williams
5:00pm: Ikue Mori, solo laptop/electronics
6:00pm: Ikue Mori (laptop), Curt Newton (drums), and Ken Vandermark (reeds), performing as a trio
The festival coincides with a tour in the States for Cinghiale and Steve Marquette, and will be the first performance by Ikue Mori in the Boston area in years. In addition, this will be the initial collaboration between Mori, Vandermark and Newton. BONYCH tickets are only $20 and include both the music and all day BBQ - truly a new cultural event not to be missed!
Purchase tickets here.