Matthew Ritchie (MFA Distinguished Senior Fellow) Performs at BAM in Brooklyn, October 28, 30 & 31

The Long Count

In an inspired collision of creative worlds, three inexhaustibly original artists — brothers Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of indie rock band The National and omnivorous visual art phenomenon Matthew Ritchie — combine talents to create a song-filled myth about the beginning of time. A feast of images, instrumentals, and songs thick with primordial mystery, The Long Count pairs Ritchie's protean forms with a twelve-piece orchestra and the Dessners' gothic mix of electric and orchestral sounds.

Guest vocalists Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders, The Pixies), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), and Matt Berninger (The National) round out the line-up in this visionary collaboration between music and art.

October 28, 30 & 31 at 8:00pm

Part of the 2009 Next Wave Festival
Commissioned by BAM for the 2009 Next Wave Festival

Music director Rob Moose
Audio design by David Sheppard
Costume design by Rabia Troncelliti
Vocalists include Kim and Kelley Deal, Shara Worden, and Matt Berninger

Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

For more information, visit www.bam.org
To see more of Matthew's work, visit www.matthewritchie.com
To see more of the National's work, visit www.americanmary.com