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New Sounds Live: Happy 80th Birthday Terry Riley

Thursday, April 09, 2015

From the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded at Merkin Hall, Marco Benevento, Travis Laplante, Emily Wells, Lorna Dune & Gyan Riley celebrate minimalist composer Terry Riley's birthday.

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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

Listen: Steve Reich's 'Triple Quartet' with Face the Music and JACK Quartet

Friday, September 06, 2013

This summer, the alt-classical youth ensemble Face the Music joined JACK Quartet for an exclusive Q2 Music recording of Steve Reich's Triple Quartet in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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New Sounds

Still More Cool Stuff: Ensemble Bash, Cellos for Film, String Quartet & Gamelan

Monday, April 22, 2013

WNYC

There’s been too much quiet for too long from the impatient staff.  During the brief hiatus, the softball season began, and was then disrupted. (Go NYPR Independents!)  The recently-hobbled and still impatient-to-recover staff has had a lot of fun on the internets while trying her level best to bounce back.  Here’s a sampling of musical things that brought joy and delight while icing and elevating. Maybe someday John Schaefer will get a chance to hear them.

 

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New York Now

Listen: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger and Face the Music

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio webcast of singer-instrumentalist Carla Kihlstedt with the International Contemporary Ensemble, live from the Ecstatic Music Festival.

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New Sounds Live

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

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival present multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, bandleader and composer Carla Kihlstedt together with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), for the premiere of Kihlstedt's new ICElab commission, At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire. Written for nine members of ICE plus Kihlstedt, the song cycle is based on dreams and their mirror on waking lives.  Also on the bill are Kihlstedt's band, Causing a Tiger, and teen alt-classical ensemble Face the Music, who will join ICE in performing the legendary composer George Lewis's Artificial Life 2007.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can Marathon 2010 - Part I

Saturday, December 22, 2012

For this New Sounds, we present highlights from the annual new music extravaganza, the Bang on a Can Marathon.  The French bass player, composer and laptop manipulator Florent Ghys writes witty minimalist pop music pieces. We’ll hear some of these, recorded live at the World Financial Center.

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Mixtapes

Face the Music's Peripatetic Playlist

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Kaufman Center’s Face the Music is an “alt-classical” ensemble of more than a hundred talented teenagers under the direction of conductor Jenny Undercofler. Listen to their mixtape.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Ecstatic Music Marathon: Part 1

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Ecstatic Music Festival, a two-month event dedicated to exploring the boundaries between classical music and pop, kicked off with an eight-hour marathon last month. Check out some of the highlights on Q2.

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