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Ecstatic Music Festival

New York Now

Listen: Annie Gosfield, Billy Martin, Roger Kleier and Wicked Knee

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 16, composer/sampling guru Annie Gosfield and drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood came together as part of the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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New York Now

Listen: Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion Premiere 'Extinction Meditation'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On April 2, the post-punk duo Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion premiered a multi-movement work about impending environmental apocalypse as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen now.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: ETHEL, John King, & Kaki King

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

From the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded at Merkin Hall, we present a three-pronged collaboration of composer John King, guitarist Kaki King, and the string quartet ETHEL.

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New York Now

Listen: ETHEL, Kaki King and John King

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 21 ETHEL string quartet, guitarist Kaki King and composer John King came together at the Ecstatic Music Festival for an evening of collaboration.

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New York Now

Listen: All-Star 80th Birthday Celebration for Terry Riley

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 18 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presented a live audio stream of Terry Riley's 80th Birthday Concert, live from the Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the entire show on demand.

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New York Now

Listen: Julia Holter, Alex Temple and Spektral Quartet

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Julia Holter and Chicago's Spektral Quartet recently appeared at the Ecstatic Music Festival to play music inspired by James Blake, Guillaume de Machaut and transformation.

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New York Now

Listen: Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Feb. 26, the Bang on a Can All-Stars presented world premieres of new music by Wilco's Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) and Donnacha Dennehy. Listen to the entire concert.

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New York Now

Listen: Helado Negro & thingNY

Friday, February 20, 2015

Songwriter and electronic musician Helado Negro joined the New York City-based experimental music collective thingNY onstage on Feb. 18 at the Ecstatic Music Festival.

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New Sounds Live

Ecstatic Music Festival 2015 Concerts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival co-present three shows this spring: Bang on a Can's PCF Concert on 2/26, Terry Riley's 80th on 3/18, & John King/Kaki King/ETHEL on 3/21.
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New York Now

Listen: Mantra Percussion and Ian Williams Kick Off Indie-Classical Festival

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jan. 15, the Ecstatic Music Festival kicked off its fifth season with a pairing of Battles guitarist Ian Williams and Mantra Percussion live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

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Mixtapes

Judd Greenstein on the Space Between Sounds

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Composer, New Amsterdam co-founder and Ecstatic Music curator Judd Greenstein is a ubiquitous presence in New York's contemporary music scene. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

Unremembered, by Sarah Kirkland Snider

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hear the world premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's song-cycle for 7 vocalists & chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," setting poetry by /writer Nathaniel Bellows, from New Sounds Live 2013.

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New Sounds

"Glitch" Music

Saturday, October 04, 2014

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,” and more.

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New Sounds

Live from Ecstatic Music 2012: Dan Deacon, Part 2

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Listen to part two of the New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival concert with Dan Deacon from 2012, complete with classical instrument dance party set to a wooden block click track.

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New Sounds

Live from Ecstatic Music 2012: Dan Deacon, Part 1

Saturday, August 30, 2014

For this New Sounds program, we’ll listen to some highlights from the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival, featuring music by electronic rocker & composer Dan Deacon. (Part 1 of 2).

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Miners' Hymns Live

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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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Mixtapes

Dawn of Midi on Tightropes and Intelligible Shapes

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Blending elements of free jazz, IDM and contemporary classical with the occasional house beat, Dawn of Midi have developed a sound uniquely their own. The trio performs at this month's Bang on a Can Marathon. Hear their Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Friday, May 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear the concert recording of the world premiere of violinist vocalist Carla Kihlstedt's "At Night We Walk In Circles And Are Consumed by Fire."  The work is a collaborative commission with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and inspired by dreams - dreams collected from the band, some of her own, and some solicited through Facebook.  Comprised of nine song-parts, the topics range from meeting one's younger self, to having all of your teeth fall out, and a flying dream.

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014: Buke and Gase, So Percussion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concert series, listen to a 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival collaborative pairing of Buke and Gase, together with So Percussion.  Brooklyn's Buke and Gase, are Arone Dyer on the "buke" (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the "gase" (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation).  So Percussion is a quartet of instrument builders/finders who beat, shake, bow, and man sometimes multiple percussion stations, up to and including bulbul tarang.  These talented six innovative composers couple the unusual along with supreme joy in their super-group sextet formation on two tunes, “Ancient Tool Gadget,” and “Diazepam.”  Also, listen to a piece by Bryce Dessner, who worked with Buke and Gase artist Aron Sanchez to design instruments called "chord sticks," as performed by So Percussion. 

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014: Timo Andres Work Songs

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to music from the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded live last month at Merkin Hall. Hear selections from “Work Songs” by Timo Andres for three voices, two guitars, keyboard, accordion, and piano.  Timo challenged himself to write vocal music and the resulting Work Songs are striking.  The texts revolve around labor; balancing songs about feelings of discouragement and exhaustion with songs meant to provide comfort to workers.

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