14th annual No Idea Festival
February 16-19, 2017 // Austin
$12 – $20 sliding scale admission
$40-55 festival pass
Artists + venues info: http://noideafestival.com/
Ticketing info: https://noideafestival.ticketleap.com/no-idea-festival-2017/
Featuring artists from France, Norway, Mexico City, Canada, and across the USA:
Lê Quan Ninh — percussion (France)
Michel Doneda — soprano saxophone (France)
Kjell Bjørgeengen — video artist (Oslo, Norway)
Rick Reed — electronics (Austin)
Andrea Ancira — research (Mexico City)
Ramón del Buey — bass clarinet (Mexico City)
Arthur Henry Fork — guitar, electronics (Mexico City)
Jacob Wick — trumpet (Mexico City)
Kurt Newman — guitar (Toronto)
Chris Cogburn — percussion, electronics (Austin)
Bob Hoffnar — pedal steel guitar (Austin)
Aaron Russell — guitar (Austin)
Lauren Gurgiolo — guitar (Austin)
Etched in the Eye — guitar, baritone saxophone, keyboard (Houston)
Human Figure: Virginity — performance (Austin)
Program per day coming soon!
Other programming includes:
A collaboration with our partner editors and designers in Mexico City to present our first ever book project – a 32-page book of writings, drawings, and interviews with past and present No Idea participants including: Lê Quan Ninh, Bhob Rainey, Mazen Kerbaj, Bonnie Jones, Jeph Jerman, Nick Hoffman, and Kurt Newman.
From our first film initiative in 2016 comes a short documentary on improvisation filmed last at last year’s No Idea by Mexico City filmmakers Meteora.
Musicians from Canada, Texas, and Mexico present a sprawling survey of the guitar. From the hillbilly minimalism of Henry Flynt to the just intonation / microtonalism of Aaron Russell’s newest works, each night presents differing conceptions of this ubiquitous object.
Mexico City new media artist Arthur Henry Fork will install a new Polyphonic Aural Immersion piece inspired by George Gordon Byron’s poem Darkness. A proposal for reflection in dark times, the piece runs for the duration of the festival.
City of Austin Cultural Arts Division / Ruby’s BBQ and Catering / Cafe Medeci / Saint Arnold Brewing Company / Tito’s / Mopac Media / Music Norway / Kome