September 11, 2009

Tickets For Dessner Brothers' Composition, The Long Count, Now On-Sale

As we mentioned in June, Bryce and Aaron Dessner will be performing their new, 70-minute composition, The Long Count, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival on October 28th, 30th, and 31st at 8 pm.

The composition - which features a 14-piece ensemble as well as guest vocalists Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), and Matt Berninger (The National) - combines music and visuals (courtesy of Matthew Ritchie) to, according to BAM, "create a song-filled myth about the beginning of time." The National's e-mail newsletter was more direct, mentioning that the piece is loosely based on Popol Vuh, a Mayan creation myth revolving around twin brothers.

Tickets are available here. In the yellow box to the right, pick the date you'd wish to attend (10/28, 10/30, or 10/31) and go from there.

A preview performance of The Long Count took place at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on September 11th. To see pictures taken at the event, click over to Flickr.

You can also listen to streaming audio of the piece below:

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