The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Returns!

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to announce the return of The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music, a four-day international music festival featuring some of the most groundbreaking and uncategorizable artists in modern music. Taking place October 4-7, 2018, the second annual festival spans the worlds of avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical, electronic, and spiritual music, covering a vast landscape of innovative sound.

The 2018 October Revolution builds on the foundation of last year’s hugely successful inaugural edition, which The New York Times called a festival that “makes history” and DownBeat hailed for its “curatorial brilliance.” Selling out three of its four days, the festival immediately established itself as a vital destination for adventurous listeners, with WBGO stating, “Experimental music fans have a new festival to look forward to.” The second year expands on the mission of the first, with rare performances, legendary artists, and unique collaborations.

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April 26

Desertion Trio / CUP

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June 27


Dreamweapons: A Musical Afterlife of Tony Conrad

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