"Red Bull Music Festival returns to rock New York City "by Yash Saboo March 15 2018, 5:40 pm Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 43 secs
Red Bull Music Festival New York returns for its sixth consecutive year, bringing with it a legacy of acclaimed original programming spanning New York City boroughs and the music genres found throughout them. #RBMNYC will feature live performances, club nights, conversations and exhibitions at some of the city’s most unique venues, kicking off May 3, 2018.
This year’s line-up features the world premiere of Oneohtrix Point Never’s MYRIAD – a multi-level, daring, immersive performance at the Park Avenue Armory; renowned modern composer Tristan Perich’s piece for 50 violins and 50 self-built 1-bit speakers – Drift Multiply – at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine; an intense and spiritual performance by serpentwithfeet in a unique space with both moons; and a visceral live experience by John Maus on Coney Island.
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Over the course of four albums, musician, singer and producer John Maus has put forth his own distinctive musical vision. Known for a visceral and haunting take on synth-pop, his recent album Screen Memories featured the immersive sounds of self-built modular synths and was written with both classical and computer-based compositional techniques.
The festival programming also includes an in-depth conversation with 91-year three-time Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and activist Harry Belafonte. Belafonte is one of the most successful Jamaican-American artists of all time, renowned for bringing the Caribbean sound to the international mainstream. Just as he is seen as an advocate of world music, Belafonte is acclaimed for his lifelong commitment to political and humanitarian activism. A close friend and adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Belafonte was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement and continued to campaign for racial equality and global peace long after Dr. King’s death.
The festival also has a reggaetón celebration with a rare reunion of The Noise; the installation RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder featuring work by the legendary NYC iconoclast; an opening night with Show Me the Body, 700 Bliss (Moor Mother and DJ Haram), Onyx Collective and more; a documentary about elusive legend Betty Davis; the North American tour start of Sweden’s experimental electronic artist Fever Ray which brings a six woman strong live band to play their first US show in eight years. Expect a love bursting, joyful and explosive performance at this immersive event.
The festival will also feature Swedish all-rounder Robyn in conversation with Kindness – Robyn’s career reads a bit like a film script: Swedish star hits the top of the charts, sidesteps the pop game for a more personal sound, and ends up self-sufficient and even bigger than before. This second chapter has included five Grammy nominations, appearances on Saturday Night Live and other television shows across the globe, iconic videos with millions of views, and a festival aimed at encouraging young women interested in programming, robotics, 3D printing, game development, electronic music, and more;
The list doesn't end here. The festival also includes the third annual Brujas Anti-Prom; the immersive Dream Machine concert installation; live instalments of Red Bull Radio shows The Federation Sound, Bien Buena and Peak Time.
In addition to the events, this festival will deliver original content throughout the festival exploring the city’s soundscape.