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New York Now

Listen: Man Forever and William Basinski

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

March 29, the Kid Millions-helmed percussion ensemble Man Forever joined electronic artist William Basinski onstage for the final evening of the Ecstatic Music Festival 2014.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Mirah and Susie Ibarra

Monday, March 31, 2014

March 1, inventive singer-songwriter Mirah and composer-percussionist Susie Ibarra shared the stage at the 2014 Ecstatic Music festival for reworkings of each other's music.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Buke and Gase with So Percussion

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26, avant rock duo Buke and Gase joined So Percussion at Merkin Concert Hall, as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. The evening features new music performed on a mix of traditional and homemade instruments. Listen to the entire show on demand.

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Mixtapes

Buke & Gase on Finding Perfect Musical Moments

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Brooklyn-based duo that performs on instruments of their own design, Buke & Gase create an impressive amount of sound. The band performs tonight at the Ecstatic Music Festival. Hear their Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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New York Now

Listen: Bang On A Can's People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Last Thursday, Q2 Music presented a live audio stream of the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert featuring music of Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

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New York Now

Download: Lesley Flanigan and People Get Ready

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 19, composer-vocalist Lesley Flanigan joined Brooklyn-based performance-art rockers People Get Ready as part of Kaufman Music Center's 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. The evening included the premiere of a new collaborative vocal composition as well as sets from both Flanigan and the band.

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New Sounds Live

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Limning the same borders between and across genres as New Sounds, the Ecstatic Music Festival is an entire series of adventurous commissions & collaborations between artists with different musical backgrounds.  The Ecstatic Music Festival is now in its fourth season at the Kaufman Center and brings together all sorts myriad influences, resulting in brilliant and ambitious musical chimeras, inhabiting the space between and across the traditions from which they originated. The full Ecstatic Music Festival (Feb 1-March 29) schedule is HERE. New Sounds is proud to co-present the following shows:

 

 

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New York Now

Hospitality and Face the Music Kick Off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival®

Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan. 31, Brooklyn-based indie trio Hospitality, teamed up with the new-music wunderkinds Face the Music to kick off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival live in The Greene Space at WQXR. Watch the entire performance on demand.

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Q2 Music

Ecstatic Music Festival Curator Judd Greenstein Previews 2014 Lineup

Monday, January 27, 2014

Today at 1 pm, Q2 Music presents a one-hour special hosted by Helga Davis outlining the upcoming 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival with commentary by festival curator Judd Greenstein.

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Mixtapes

Electronic Musician Oneohtrix Point Never in Dialogue with the Past

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The music of Daniel Lopatin – aka Oneohtrix Point Never – is at once futuristic and in constant conversation with the past. His Mixtape collides Renaissance master Orlando Gibbons with contemporary experimentalist Paul Lansky. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Penelope Songs

Sunday, September 08, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider's epic song cycle, Penelope. From a New Sounds Live recorded in March of 2011 at Merkin Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, hear composer/vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond.  together with the versatile sextet yMusic.  Also, yMusic performs Snider's instrumental piece, "Daughter of the Waves."

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Bobby Previte & So Percussion

Saturday, August 31, 2013

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, we'll hear part of Bobby Previte's "Terminals," a set of five pocket concertos for five different soloists and orchestra, which had its premiere exactly one month ago tonight at Merkin Hall as part of the closing concert of the Ecstatic Music Festival.  So Percussion is the "orchestra" for these works, which left space for the soloists to bring their own improvising voices to the work — voices that Previte knows well from years of collaboration with each.

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New Sounds

"Glitch" Music

Friday, August 23, 2013

This New Sounds program explores the impact that the subgenre known as “glitch” music has had on the new music world.  Listen to Daniel Wohl’s piece, “Glitch,” as performed by the Calder Quartet interacting with electronics from a New Sounds Live in collaboration with the Ecstatic Music Festival.

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New Sounds

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Composer Darcy James Argue thinks big.  His band, The Secret Society, is a 17- or 18-piece ensemble (there were 18 this time) brass-heavy big band, with electric guitar, bass, keys and drums.  The band was formed to play Argue’s music, but in our New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall, on February 24, 2011, that changed.  In an appropriately big way.  The band presented world premieres by three different composers – none of them named Darcy James Argue.  Tonight, we’ll hear the first performances of “Three Fragments” by award-winning, big-brained jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, and “Lock The Door, Swallow The Key,” a stomping work from the gifted young Canadian composer Nicole Lizee.

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New Sounds

Live from Ecstatic Music 2012: Dan Deacon, Part 2

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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.

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New Sounds

Live from Ecstatic Music 2012: Dan Deacon, Part 1

Monday, July 29, 2013

For this New Sounds program, we’ll listen to some more highlights from the New Sounds Live concert series at Merkin Hall, collaborating with the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival.  Hear Dan Deacon’s large-scale work for the NOW Ensemble, the Calder String Quartet, and live processing, “An Opal Toad with Obsidian Eyes.”

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New Sounds

Unremembered, by Sarah Kirkland Snider

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hear the world premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's latest song-cycle for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome along with the Orchestra for the Next Century. The work sets poetry by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows, recalling strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Big and Bigger Bands

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Recorded live at Merkin Hall as part of the New Sounds Live concert series, together with the Ecstatic Music Festival in 2011, listen to premiere works by the 8-piece ensemble Newspeak and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, the 18-piece big band.  Mind control experiments and conspiracy theories are the subject matter for these brand-new pieces, and there might be works by Vijay Iyer and Nicole Lizée as well.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Miners' Hymns Live

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

From the New Sounds Live concerts, we'll hear “The Miners’ Hymns,” a film score from the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.  The work is a brass-heavy elegy to the coal mining culture in Northeast England, with the brass elements hearkening back to the colliery bands, which used to be the local entertainment.

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Q2 Music

Jherek Bischoff on Making Big Things Out of Very Little

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The latest episode of Q2 Spaces takes us to Washington’s Puget Sound and the small sailboat where musician, composer, collaborator and producer Jherek Bischoff was raised.

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