2014 Festival

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Our 2014 Press Release:

FEATURING:

Ira Glass’ Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Brian Greene’s Icarus at the Edge of Time with live Philip Glass score conducted by Michael Riesman

An Evening of Music and Spoken Word with Philip Glass,
Jerry Quickley, Tim Fain, Matt Haimovitz, Jaron Lanier

Screening of Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors with audience Q&A

The acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns for its 2014 edition September 25–28 with four days of performances in Big Sur and Carmel, CA. Highlights of the long weekend include public radio host Ira Glass’ new live show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; Brian Greene’s Icarus at the Edge of Time accompanied by a live performance of Glass’ score conducted by Michael Riesman; an evening of music and spoken word with Glass on piano, spoken word artist Jerry Quickley and renowned instrumentalists Tim Fain (vioin), Matt Haimovitz (cello) and Jaron Lanier; and a screening of Visitors, the latest collaboration between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio, accompanied by a live Q&A. Tickets go on sale July 1—see below for schedule and details.

Free film screening events will also take place during the day on Saturday and Sunday at Carmel’s Sunset Cultural Center. Curated by California State University, Monterey Bay faculty member Enid Balder Ryce, the series includes a screening of H20MX. This 2013 Mexican documentary meticulously examines water issues of Mexico City and makes an urgent call for committed action to solve that city’s water woes—a poignant and topical subject for California today. In addition to screenings, the daytime events will include participatory gatherings of visual and sound artists and workshops for children. Full schedule to be announced soon.

2014 DAYS AND NIGHTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

Tickets on sale July 1. See www.daysandnightsfestival.com for details.

GODFREY REGGIO AND PHILIP GLASS
VISITORS—FILM SCREENING AND Q&A
Thursday, September 25 at 8 p.m.
Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur

Directed by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass, Visitors reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, Visitors takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves. Reggio and Glass will conduct an audience Q&A before the screening.

PHILIP GLASS WITH TIM FAIN, MATT HAIMOVITZ, JERRY QUICKLEY AND
JARON LANIER
AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD
Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur

Acclaimed spoken word artist and musician Jerry Quickley is joined by Philip Glass on piano, violinist Tim Fain, cellist Matt Haimovitz and Jaron Lanier on an array of rare musical instruments for an evening of music and spoken word under the stars.

BRIAN GREENE
ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TIME—FILM WITH LIVE SCORE BY PHILIP GLASS
Saturday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Leading theoretical physicist Brian Greene is an ardent scientific populariser with a number of best-selling books to his name. This screening of the film version of his Icarus at the Edge of Time features a live performance of Philip Glass’ score conducted by Michael Riesman and Greene himself providing live narration. Glass and Greene will both take part in an audience Q&A.

The program will also include a screening of the Godfrey Reggio/Philip Glass short Anima Mundi.

IRA GLASS
THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST
Sunday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea

This American Life host Ira Glass presents a live show that combines two art forms that—as he puts it—“have no business being together: dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its Carnegie Hall premiere.