Questlove Electronium The Future Was Then

This weekend, Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson present the World Premiere of Electronium: The Future Was Then, and we’re giving away two pairs of tickets!

Electronium: The Future Was Then will pay tribute to the pioneering works of electronic music created between 1948 and 1979. Informed by everything from Busoni’s “…New Esthetic in Music” and Pierre Schaffer’s Cinq Etudes to the technological innovations of EMS Studios (Zinovieff, Tristram, Cockerel), Raymond Scott, Bob Moog, Stevie Wonder and George Clinton. (Check out last week’s Throwback Thursday tribute to Raymond Scott‘s electronium!)

The event features an all-star lineup including R&B singer-producer Tom Krell (How to Dress Well), avant-R&B outfit Sonnymoon, beatboxer Rahzel, guitarist Kirk Douglas (The Roots), DJ-composer Jeremy Ellis, and conductor Andrew Cyr & Metropolis Ensemble joining Grammy Award winner Questlove on stage to sample and deconstruct seminal recordings into a feverishly modern new playlist.  Old-school blips and beeps, sine waves, and analog synth solos mix with live vocals and contemporary electronics in this ecstatic riff on the analog revolution that paved the way for our music today.

To win tickets, tweet the following:  “I want to see @questlove‘s #Electronium The Future Was Then at @BAM_Brooklyn courtesy of @thefutureisokay”

Winners will be announced on Friday at Noon ET.  Check out this interview with Questlove about the upcoming event, as well as more details below.  Good luck!

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Electronium: The Future Was Then >>> BUY TICKETS
Oct 25—Oct 26, 2013
LOCATION:Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Kirk Douglas
Jeremy Ellis—Live Drum Machine
How To Dress Well
Metropolis Ensemble conducted by Andrew Cyr

RUN TIME: Approx 2 hrs with intermission


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