ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) will be playing with Grizzly Bear on Thursday and Friday at NYC’s Town Hall, the indie New Music band’s Executive Director Christina Jensen announced via her Twitter account last night:
If you have tickets for either of these shows (both are sold out), you’ll find that ACME will fit perfectly into the vibe, as the ensemble, which played the string parts on Grizzly Bear’s latest album, Veckatimest (released today — get your copy now!), shares genre-bending proclivities with Grizzly Bear and their opener, Here We Go Magic.
ACME is no stranger to the rock stage, having been involved in Ronen Givony‘s Wordless Music, which pairs rock bands and classical ensembles on the same bill, with great frequency. The core members of ACME, which has been around since 2004, include violinists Miranda Cuckson and Caleb Burhans, violist Nadia Sirota, cellist and artistic director Clarice Jensen, flutist Alex Sopp, clarinetist Gilad Harel, pianist Eric Huebner, and percussionist Christopher Thompson.