30 Nov 2016
Ronen Givony is the founder and artistic director of the Wordless Music Series and Orchestra, and the music director of SubCulture, both in New York City. His concerts typically pair rock and electronic musicians with classical music performers, in New York and select cities internationally. He has programmed appearances from Sigur Rós, Neutral Milk Hotel, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Andrew Bird, Deerhoof, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Múm, The Books, Grizzly Bear, Brad Mehldau, Destroyer, Broadcast, Rhys Chatham, Do Make Say Think, and Stars of the Lid, along with the music of Perotin, Bach, Haydn, Debussy, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Ligeti, Steve Reich, John Adams, Arvo Part, Brian Eno, and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. He is also a former employee and regular contributor of liner notes for Nonesuch Records. He served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2011, and a Performance LOI panelist in 2015.