2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Brian Eno’s landmark tribute to the NASA moon landings, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Phish’s Mike Gordon will participate in the The New York Guitar Festival’s live re-imagining of this masterpiece this Friday, January 6th at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in New York, NY. Mike will perform with the Brooklyn ambient ensemble Itsnotyouitsme, legendary NY guitar master Larry Campbell and special guests David Torn, Noveller, and Tortoise’s Jeff Parker. The event is free.
Originally commissioned as the soundtrack to Al Reinhardt’s Oscar nominated documentary, For All Mankind, the music captures the wonder of space travel, evoking what Buzz Aldrin would call its “magnificent desolation”. Eno and his collaborators guitarist/producer Daniel Lanois and instrumentalist brother Roger Eno, created a rich, deeply moving sonic landscape which melded cutting edge electronics and studio techniques with raw virtuosic guitar.
For more information, visit newyorkguitarfestival.org