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  • September 08, 2014

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music's wide-ranging series of concerts and events Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, kicks off Tuesday night with the first of three consecutive nights of concerts from Philip Glass and Steve Reich plus a separate solo set from Brad Mehldau and continues through September 28. The New York Times says the series "reflects the broad curiosity and high standard of a label that has had notable successes ... with no guiding criteria other than instinct and taste." In conjunction with these events, BAMcinématek presents Nonesuch Records on Film, a salute to the label’s rich catalogue of movie soundtracks.

  • May 13, 2014

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28. Part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival, these diverse engagements—featuring 23 evenings of music—underscore the longstanding relationship between Nonesuch artists and BAM. Performs include Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Alarm Will Sound performing works by John Adams, Youssou N'Dour, Rhiannon Giddens, Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine, Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Caetano Veloso, and Robert Plant.

  • about Stephin Merritt

    Stephin Merritt releases albums under the band names the Magnetic Fields, the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes. He has also composes original music and lyrics for films and theater, and is currently working on an album of songs to accompany Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', entitled The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events by The Gothic Archies (Nonesuch, release date Oct 10, 2006).

    A theater music album, Showtunes, was released on Nonesuch in March, 2006. It is a compilation of three music theater pieces directed by Chen Shi-Zheng; The Orphan of Zhao, Peach Blossom Fan, and My Life As a Fairy Tale. Full scores from these shows are also available online.

    Merritt has released two film soundtrack albums, one for the academy award nominated film Pieces of April (dir. Peter Hedges) and for the independent film Eban and Charley. His song "The Book of Love," was recently covered by Peter Gabriel, in the film "Shall We Dance."

    As The Gothic Archies, Merritt has recorded incidental music for HarperCollins' audio books of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and for Neil Gaiman's children's book Coraline, which Merritt is also adapting into a stage musical.

    Merritt's most recognized band is the Magnetic Fields, whose 1999 album 69 Love Songs garnered widespread critical and popular acclaim, including "best of" year-end lists in Spin, Rolling Stone, the New York Times,and most other major national newspapers and magazines. In 2002, the Magnetic Fields performed as part of Lincoln Center's 'American Songwriters' series, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 'Next Wave of Song'. In April, 2004, The Magnetic Fields released their seventh album, i (Nonesuch Records), and toured extensively throughout America and Europe.

    Additional information on Stephin Merritt and his work can be found at www.houseoftomorrow.com.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:06pm

Stephin Merritt releases albums under the band names the Magnetic Fields, the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes. He has also composes original music and lyrics for films and theater, and is currently working on an album of songs to accompany Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', entitled The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events by The Gothic Archies (Nonesuch, release date Oct 10, 2006).

A theater music album, Showtunes, was released on Nonesuch in March, 2006. It is a compilation of three music theater pieces directed by Chen Shi-Zheng; The Orphan of Zhao, Peach Blossom Fan, and My Life As a Fairy Tale. Full scores from these shows are also available online.

Merritt has released two film soundtrack albums, one for the academy award nominated film Pieces of April (dir. Peter Hedges) and for the independent film Eban and Charley. His song "The Book of Love," was recently covered by Peter Gabriel, in the film "Shall We Dance."

As The Gothic Archies, Merritt has recorded incidental music for HarperCollins' audio books of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and for Neil Gaiman's children's book Coraline, which Merritt is also adapting into a stage musical.

Merritt's most recognized band is the Magnetic Fields, whose 1999 album 69 Love Songs garnered widespread critical and popular acclaim, including "best of" year-end lists in Spin, Rolling Stone, the New York Times,and most other major national newspapers and magazines. In 2002, the Magnetic Fields performed as part of Lincoln Center's 'American Songwriters' series, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 'Next Wave of Song'. In April, 2004, The Magnetic Fields released their seventh album, i (Nonesuch Records), and toured extensively throughout America and Europe.

Additional information on Stephin Merritt and his work can be found at www.houseoftomorrow.com.

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