KWUR Week 2015

It's finally here, folks: KWUR Week 2015! We have some truly incredible shows planned for you this year.

 

Thursday, March 26th – KWUR 90.3 FM PRESENTS: Grouper

We are super pumped to invite you all to experience the beautiful, ethereal sounds of Grouper, a recording and performance project by Liz Harris. This show will be one of Harris' only solo performances this year following the recent release of her critically acclaimed 10th studio album, "Ruins". Visit out event page below for more info! 

 

Harris on her most recent album:

      "Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Zé dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother’s house in 2004. I’m still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I’d sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track ,Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasn’t recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village.

    The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in."

 

For more information about this concert and to purchase tickets, click here 

 

Listen to "Ruins" below.

 

 

(This show is free for WU students, $20 for non-students)

 

 

Friday, March 27th – KSLU, KWUR 90.3 FM, & the Billiken Club present Tim Hecker

We're really excited to be collaborating with our friends over at KSLU & the Billiken Club to bring you this show with Tim Hecker and opener Travis Bursik! Visit our event page below for more info!

 

Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Kranky, Alien8, Mille Plateaux, Room40, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat. His works have been described as "structured ambient", "tectonic color plates" and "cathedral electronic music". More to the point, he has focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive. The New York Times has described his work as "foreboding, abstract pieces in which static and sub-bass rumbles open up around slow moving notes and chords, like fissures in the earth waiting to swallow them whole". His Harmony in Ultraviolet received critical acclaim, including being recognized by Pitchfork as a top recording of 2006. Radio Amor was also recognized as a key recording of 2003 by Wire magazine. His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, as well as various writings. He currently resides in Montreal.

 

To check out the Facebook event page, click here!

 

Click here to learn more about Tim Hecker

 

For more about Travis Bursik, click here

 

(Free for WU & SLU students, $15 for non-students)

 

 

Saturday, March 28th – KWUR Does Klassical: Los Angeles Piano Quartet

(Presented in conjuction with the WUSTL Department of Music)

The Los Angeles Piano Quartet made its debut at The Music Center in Los Angeles in 1977, and soon earned recognition as America’s premier piano quartet. The vibrant ensemble has been repeatedly re-engaged by major chamber music presenters, and hailed by the public and press in New York, Washington, Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, St. Paul, Phoenix, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Quartet has been a popular guest on Minnesota Public Radio’s “St. Paul Sunday” and New York’s “Live from WNCN,” and has been featured at the Bermuda and Tucson Festivals and the Eugene and Carmel Bach Festivals.

 

For more information about this show and to buy tickets, click here!

 

(Tickets $20 for General Admission, $15 for WU Faculty/staff and seniors, $5 for students)

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On behalf of everyone here at KWUR 90.3 FM, we look forward to seeing you at KWUR Week 2015!

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us at events@kwur.com with any questions. 

 

Peace 'n love from your events squad,

Will & Eleni

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