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Red Bull Music Academy Takes Over NYC

April 15, 2013

Erykah Badu at a recent Red Bull Music Academy event.
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The 15th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in New York City from April 28 to May 31, 2013, bringing together more than 230 artists, including luminaries such as Brian Eno, James Murphy, Erykah Badu, A-Trak, Kim Gordon, and Four Tet, plus 62 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists, and DJs from 35 countries. Events taking place in iconic venues around town include live concerts and curated club nights, as well as installations, film screenings, and public conversations with some of today’s most inspiring music makers. Attendees will take part in intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-built creative studio space in Chelsea. Highlights include:

  • During the month of May, Brian Eno brings his acclaimed audio-visual installation, 77 Million Paintings to the former location of Café Rouge. 77 Million Paintings is a generative work, making itself as you watch it. The exhibition will be accompanied by an “Illustrated Talk” by Eno on May 6.
  • On May 25, DFA Records founder James Murphy will headline a nine-hour, multi-room show at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, with more than 15 live acts and DJs spanning the entire history of DFA. The party will be accompanied by the documentary 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic.

For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy (including information on purchasing tickets and applying for next year’s event) and to access thousands of lecture videos, mixes, and exclusive tracks, visit or follow@rbma.

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