The Necks In Concert With Alvin Curran And Arnold Dreyblatt

The Necks, a celebrated Australian music trio composed of Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass), mark their thirtieth year together with a rare United States tour. Since their founding in the mid-1980s, the group has produced eighteen albums of highly original improvisatory compositions by way of leaderless deep listening.

Art Performance previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Thursday 24 March 2016 to Friday 25 March 2016

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Often compared to jazz, American minimalism, and post-rock, their peerless live performances often consist of a single hypnotic piece wherein compositional structures mutate and dissolve as they are built. Vertigo (2015), their most recent protean album, includes synthesizers and electronics—new ventures for the group, which has performed largely acoustic until now.

This two-night concert series at the Whitney brings The Necks into dialogue with maverick American composers Alvin Curran and Arnold Dreyblatt, who have both been important touchstones for the trio’s artistic practice. These legendary musicians have each made uniquely significant contributions to minimalism and avant-garde composition and continue to reach new listeners with their startlingly original work.

The Necks in Concert is organized by Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance.

Tickets are required, and include the cost of admission to the galleries ($22 adults; $18 students, seniors; free for members).
Major support for the Whitney’s Performance Program is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Generous support is also provided by the Performance Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

In-kind support is provided by Yamaha Artistic Services, New York.