Ronen Givony

Wordless Music

Ronen Givony is the founder of the Wordless Music series and orchestra. which was founded in 2006, and has since presented concerts around the world, pairing artists from the sound worlds of so-called classical and contemporary music. To date, the orchestra has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Barbican Centre, Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park, and Library of Congress, and collaborated with artists such as Jonny Greenwood, Paul Thomas Anderson, Terrence Malick, Jónsi Birgisson, Mica Levi, Jeff Mangum, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, John Cale, Stars of the Lid, and William Basinski. In addition to his concerts with Wordless Music, Ronen is senior curator for National Sawdust in Brooklyn; a curator for the Big Ears festival in Knoxville, Tennessee; a former employee and contributor of liner notes for Nonesuch Records; and the founding music director the music venue Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. His first book, "24 Hour Revenge Therapy (or, The Strange Death of Selling Out)" is forthcoming. Ronen completed his BA and MA in English Literature at Yale University and is a native of South Florida.

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