BIG EARS

Watch: Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones Perform “Mother Tongues”

At Big Ears 2019, two of the most innovative vocalists ever—Meredith Monk and Joan LaBarbara—will take the stage. But there’s also a new generation of stunning singers represented at the festival, including New York vocalist and composer Amirtha Kidambi. Steeped in classical training, jazz, and Indian traditional music, Kidambi uses a truly powerful voice to work her way through an invented language with her quartet Elder Ones. Her voice can navigate the most delicate curls and then explode with the gathered force of the incredible band at her back. During this video for esteemed New York arts institution Roulette, you can see that process at work and listen to her explain her approach. We’re honored to have Kidambi in Knoxville, leading not only her own band but also singing Mary Halvorson’s songs in Code Girl.


BIG EARS
Knoxville, TN · USA

TICKETS DONATE

2022 Festival

Explore the lineup of upcoming Big Ears performances.

Overview

Artifacts Trio

Lineup

Tickets

Archive

Plan

Discover travel, lodging, & dining options to enhance your Festival experience.

Knoxville

Travel

Tennessee Theatre

Things To Do

Knoxville

Hotel Accommodations

Venues

FAQ

Support

Big Ears is made possible by the passion & generosity of our community.

Donate

Donate to Big Ears

Partners

Merchandise

Big Ears Merchandise

Volunteer

About

Learn more about what The New York Times calls “one of the world’s greatest music bashes.”

Who We Are

Big Ears patrons at the KMA

News

Press

Contact