HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After selling out dates across Europe, in support of their new hit album "Music Complete," New Order has announced their first U.S. date in Houston, TX at Free Press' (www.freepresshouston.com) new winter festival, Day For Night (www.dayfornight.io) on December 19 and 20, 2015. As the only live show in the U.S. that the band will play in 2015, the iconic electro group expresses excitement to play their first show in the Texas city since 1989; "New Order are looking forward to making their North American live debut in support of Music Complete at the launch of Day For Night Festival. The weekend promises to be a memorable one. See you in Houston!"
Neck and neck with Chicago to be the third largest city in the country, Houston has seen a genesis in the arts in recent years. Building on that momentum the city is proudly taking its place as a cultural capital. Festival organizer Omar Afra of Free Press says, "We're humbled and excited to host New Order for their only U.S. date in 2015 at Day For Night's launch. The fact that they've sold out across Europe underscores how special this performance will be. It is in keeping with the festival's ethos of doing big, different, and awe-inspiring." The first ever to combine acres of installations in the emerging field of computational art within a music festival headlining internationally known musicians, Day For Night is reinventing the standard model.
This immersive experience showcases leading visual artists who will be employing varying mediums such as light, projection, LED, and sound. The visual lineup includes Casey Reas, Zach Lieberman, School for Poetic Computation, Refik Anadol, Markus Heckmann, Mark Eats, Kamil Nawratil, Nanotak, Gabriel Pulecio, Vincent Houze + AV&C, Masomenos, David Cihelna & Gene Han, Mathew Dryhurst, Alex Czetwertynski, Work-Order, Night Moves, and Neil Ebbflo.
Musical artists featured: Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Philip Glass Ensemble, Dillon Francis, Janelle Monae, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Madeon, Nicolas Jaar, Psychic TV, CocoRosie, Elliphant, Battles, Dan Deacon, Com Truise, Cazwell, Amanda Lepore, Holly Herndon, Julien Bayle, Indian Jewelry, U.S. Girls, Jonte Moaning, Prince Rama, DERU, Matt Thibideau, Roman Gianarthur, Richard Ramirez, Christine Renee, Future Blondes, BOAN, Millennial Grave, Wrestlers, Children of Pop, B L A C K I E, Hearts of Animals, Josiah Gabriel, FLCON FCKER, The Vanity, Light Wheel, Jerk, Bart Black, Prismo, and DJ Fredster.
Two ticket levels are available. General Admission will give access to the art installations as well as all musical performances on three stages for the entire weekend at a price of $185. VIP tickets are limited and will include front of stage pit access with private bar, complimentary beverages and small plates, access to private lounge, rapid entry, and commemorative lanyard for $750. Thousands of blind pre-sale tickets sold out in less than 24 hours when the event was announced in early September.
Curator Alex Czetwertynski explains, "The festival's title, "Day For Night," provides the main key to understand the work being presented, as that space between day/night or light/dark is where our perception gets the blurriest. All of the artists in our roster will, in one way or another, transform our feeling of time, space, perspective, and place. They were chosen because of their common use of computational media to manipulate light, time, and sound. Their approaches to light and sound can be literal, or purely as a medium to reveal content. And with the large scale canvas that Day for Night is offering these artists, we can only expect this audio-visual exchange to be a heightened sensorial experience."
With acres of immersive installations within the emerging field of digital art and performances by world-class musicians, each are curated not just for their musical talent but also the visual qualities of their stage presence, Day For Night seeks to redefine the festival experience and inspire attendees to re-examine the way they interact with and understand both art and music.
ABOUT FREE PRESS HOUSTON
For 13 years, Free Press Houston has been independently publishing its arts, music, and political newspaper. In 2009, they founded Free Press Summer Festival, an annual music festival which has hosted notable acts such as Jack White, Major Lazer, Willie Nelson, Skrillex, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Lauren Hill among others. Approaching its 8th year, FPSF regularly draws more than 70,000 people over the weekend.
Work-Order is the creative partnership of Keira Alexandra and Houston native Kiffer Keegan. The practice focuses on experiential branding from concept to execution for such clients as Apple, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Showtime and Design Within Reach.
Keegan began his career in network branding at Comedy Central touching everything from the look of the channel to marketing efforts to show development. He has been the lead designer for over a dozen major luxury and media accounts including Cadillac, Lincoln, Acura, HBO and Showtime.
Alexandra has worked at many of New York City's most seminal design studios. She has also served as an on-air at director at MTV and creative director at Sundance Channel. She lectures frequently at design conferences and has taught in the graduate program of graphic design at Yale since 1999.
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