Drone Day charts the evolution of drone music from its minimalist beginnings to its sound art and dance music present over eight hours of music. The day will include a special visit from pianist Charlemagne Palestine, cult long-form works by La Monte Young, Eliane Radigue and Jem Finer and rare acoustic rendition of Brian Eno’s 'Music for Airports'.
The night will end with a collaboration between the godfather of drone music, Tony Conrad, and celebrated Irish experimentalist Jennifer Walshe.
PART ONE: 2pm
Jem Finer: 'Slowplayer' (2005/2012)
Eliane Radigue: 'Chry-ptus' (1971)
Brian Eno (arr. Evan Ziporyn): 'Music for Airports' (1978)
La Monte Young: 'Composition 1960 No 7' (1960)
PART TWO: 8pm
Tony Conrad/Jennifer Walshe: 'Ma la Pert '(2013)
Charlemagne Palestine: 'In the Strumming Style' (2013) (after 'Strumming Music', 1974) (world premiere)
Tony Conrad, violin, electronics
Jem Finer, electronics
Sam Mackay, electronics (Radigue)
Charlemagne Palestine, piano
Jennifer Walshe voice, electronics