On Thursday, February 22nd, the 15th annual No Idea Festival will kick into gear in Austin. Featuring musicians and sound artists from around the world, the four-day festival will take place at various venues across the city, including The Museum of Human Achievement, Cloud Tree Studios and Gallery, and Dragonfly House. The longest-running improvised music festival in Texas, No Idea curates its lineup with three ideas in mind:
1. Presenting festival curated first-time collaborations between artists.
2. Advancing existing collaborations that are in various stages of development.
3. Establishing new music projects involving festival artists.
See below for a full list of musicians and sound artists performing at this year’s festival. For a full schedule of events and to buy tickets, go here.
Thomas Lehn — analog synthesizer → Vienna
Marcus Schmickler — electronics → Cologne
Judith Hamann — cello → Melbourne
Bonnie Jones — electronics → Baltimore
Tetuzi Akiyama — guitar → Tokyo
Greg Saunier — drumset → Baltimore
Bhob Rainey — soprano saxophone, computer → Philadelphia
Birgit Ulher — trumpet, radio, objects → Hamburg
Akira Sakata — soprano saxophone, clarinet, voice → Tokyo
Marshall Trammell — drumset → Kansas City
Juanjosé Rivas — electronics → Mexico City
Juan García — double bass → Mexico City
Sean O’Neill — electronics, light → Austin
Damon Smith — double bass → Boston
Chris Cogburn — percussion, electronics → Austin / Mexico City
Liz Tonne — voice → Dallas
dashes — percussion, electronics, text → Vancouver