Tickets go on sale here at 11am NYC time today.
Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York returns to the city for the fifth consecutive year in 2017, with a full month of one-of-a-kind shows that reflect the Academy’s ongoing commitment to celebrating the city’s living legends and scene-shaping contemporary artists alike. The 2017 festival features performances and public lectures throughout the five boroughs, working closely with artists and labels to create unique and unmissable musical experiences and events featuring Solange, Gucci Mane & Zaytoven, Teddy Riley, Patrick Adams, the music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, Alvin Lucier, Werner Herzog, Sacred Bones Records, Elza Soares, Laraaji, Moodymann and much, much more.
The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda celebrates the music and spirit of a true original, first with a program of music inspired by ceremonies Coltrane would hold at her Sai Anantam Ashram, followed by a concert led by her son Ravi Coltrane, with an all-star band playing music from throughout Alice’s career. Solange: An Ode To presents an interdisciplinary performance piece and meditation examining themes from A Seat at the Table through movement, installation work, and experimentation through re-constructing musical arrangements – in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s iconic rotunda space. Piano Nights: Gucci Mane and Zaytoven brings together two of hip-hop’s leading lights for a throwback piano bar show – voice and piano only, showcasing the next step in the evolution of these influential artists’ careers
Public lectures at the festival will include conversations with experimental music pioneer Alvin Lucier, new jack swing mastermind Teddy Riley (paired with a party featuring iconic DJs of the era like Brucie B and Kid Capri) and Werner Herzog, who will discuss the role of music in his films at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.