Big Ears Festival: eighth blackbird and Bonnie “Prince” Billy

The composer David Rakowski recently tweeted, “The problem with having genres is that people claim to bend them all the time. Can we create delightful arabesques with them instead?” On Night 2 of the 2016 Big Ears Festival, new music sextet eighth blackbird, which has directed the Ojai Music Festival and been in residence at the Curtis School of Music, got up on stage of the Tennessee Theater and played as the backing band for Bonnie “Prince” Billy. If the players weren’t having the time of their lives, they were doing an Oscar-worthy job of faking it. Delightful is a good word to describe it.

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