Episode #3328

Live from Ecstatic Music 2012: Dan Deacon, Part 2

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dan Deacon and New Sounds Live host John Schaefer meeting and checking microphones before the performance from Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

For this New Sounds program, we’ll listen to part two of the New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival concert with Dan Deacon.  Hear  Deacon’s “An Opal Toad with Obsidian Eyes,” as an entire movement of the work is set to a wooden block click track.  The performance / classical instrument dance party features the NOW Ensemble, the Calder String Quartet, and Deacon's live processing.

PROGRAM #3328, Dan Deacon Part 2 of 2, also Steve Reich (First aired on 4/19/2012)                                                        





Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble, Calder Quartet

Live, @ Merkin Hall 3/20/2012

An Opal Toad With Obsidian Eyes, Part 2: Fleece Needs [25:42]

This performance not commercially available.

Ensemble Modern

Steve Reich - Ensemble Modern – City Life • New York Counterpoint • Eight Lines • Violin Phase

Steve Reich: Eight Lines (Octet), excerpt[12:18]

RCA 66459
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Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble, Calder Quartet

Live, @ Merkin Hall 3/20/2012

Part 3: Caddyshack Batman [11:47]

This performance not commercially available.

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