The Festival Dancing in Your Head Marathon
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The Festival Dancing in Your Head Marathon

The Bad Plus at the Walker Art Center, 2005. Photo: Cameron Wittig
The Bad Plus at the Walker Art Center, 2005. Photo: Cameron Wittig

Just as Coleman’s innovations ignore the boundaries between musical styles, this eight-hour aural sampler of work by Minnesota’s finest and most daring musicmakers features a range of national guests. Headwaters Music and the Walker present another wonderful ride through vital music from near and far with performances by The Bad Plus, Dean Granros with the AntiGravity Ensemble, Dosh, Zebulon Pike, Douglas Ewart/Gao Hong/Steve Goldstein/Mankwe Ndosi, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Fernando Meza and Erik Barsness, Gloryland Ponycat, Happy Apple, Nachito Herrera, Nirmala Rajasekar and Anthony Cox Ensemble, Rehobot Oromo Choir, Patrick Crossland, Tom Chiu, Zeitgeist, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-Stars with the world-premiere of a new Ornette Coleman commission, and many other special guests. Enjoy music films curated by Matt Bakkom throughout the night.


4 pm

Fernando Meza/Erik Barsness, playing Steve Reich’s Marimba Phase
Tom Chiu
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, playing Eleanor Hovda’s Armonia
George Cartwright’s Gloryland Ponycat
Nachito Herrera
Patrick Crossland, playing Carlos Alsina’s Consecuenza

6 pm

Douglas Ewart/Gao Hong/Steve Goldstein/Mankwe Ndosi
Erik Barsness, playing Iannis Xenakis’s Rebonds b
Zeitgeist, playing Martin Bresnick’s Pine Eyes
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, playing Anthony Gatto’s Unbreak My Heart
Zebulon Pike

8 pm

Patrick Crossland, playing Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V
Fat Kid Wednesdays
Nirmala Rajasekar/Anthony Cox Ensemble
Rehobot Oromo Choir
Dean Granros with the Antigravity Ensemble

10 pm

Happy Apple
The Bad Plus
Bang on a Can All-Stars