Ecstatic Music Festival On-Demand

On-Demand Concerts from Merkin Concert Hall's 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival

Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival, a two-month series of concerts curated by composer Judd Greenstein, brings together adventurous musicians from the "classical" and "rock" worlds for inspired and unlikely collaborations. In addition to artist interviews and partnering with WNYC's New Sounds for live festival Webcasts, Q2 Music offers on-demand streaming audio of each Ecstatic Music Festival show.

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Listen: Music from China and Music from Copland House

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Recently, the Ecstatic Music Festival showcased two ensembles, Music from Copland House and Music from China, performing four world premieres that mixed Chinese and Western styles and instrumentation.

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Wrapping Up Ecstatic 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Q2 Music devotes its post-American Mavericks programming this week to a round-up of the 11 complete Ecstatic Music Festival 2012 concerts. Hear two shows every day at 10 am (repeats at 5pm) and 1 pm (repeats at 8pm).

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Listen: Mountain Goats and Anonymous 4

Saturday, March 24, 2012

On Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm, ET, Q2 Music presented a live audio Webcast of the sold-out Ecstatic Music Festival concert of influential, indie pioneers Mountain Goats and the acclaimed early vocal music ensemble Anonymous 4. Stream the whole show now.

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Listen Now: Oneida and Rhys Chatham

Monday, March 19, 2012

On March 17, psych-rockers Oneida and left-field composer, guitarist and trumpeter Rhys Chatham came together for a set of new works that walk the line between instrumental rock, film noir-esque musings and free jazz.

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Listen Now: Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble and Calder Quartet

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listen now to indie heavyweight Dan Deacon's compositions performed in Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Live and Ecstatic: Mariam Wallentin, Mikael Karlsson and ACME

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Mariam Wallentin of Wildbird & Peacedrums joins forces with new-music powerhouse ACME to perform new compositions and arrangements by Wallentin and Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson. Listen here.

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Listen Now: Glasser and Roomful of Teeth

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On February 23rd, 2012, the Ecstatic Music Festival brought together experimental pop artist Glasser and progressive vocal octet Roomful of Teeth for an evening of experimentation and collaboration. The program also included performances of pieces by Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Sarah Kirkland Snider, and more. You can now stream the whole show on-demand.

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This Will Destroy You, Slow Six and A Far Cry

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On February 9, 2012 the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall juxtaposed the Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry with post-rockers This Will Destroy You, composer/violinist Christopher Tignor and his instrumental rock group Slow Six.

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Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting: Live at Merkin Hall

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tonight at 7:30 pm ET, join us for a live audio Webcast from Merkin Concert Hall featuring composer-performers Nick Zammuto (The Books) and Jason Treuting (So Percussion).

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Sxip Shirey & Angélica Negrón: Live from Merkin Concert Hall

Thursday, February 09, 2012

On February 7, the Ecstatic Music Festival 2012 brought together two performer/composers with a penchant for instrument invention and oddball electronic manipulation: Angélica Negrón and Sxip Shirely. The pair were joined by violinist Todd Reynolds, guitar innovator Noveller, and wine glass virtuoso Johnny Rodgers. Listen to an on-demand recording of the entire show.

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Richard Reed Parry, Son Lux and yMusic: Live from Merkin Concert Hall

Monday, February 06, 2012

On Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of Son Lux, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, and new-music heavyweights yMusic as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Jherek Bischoff & Wordless Music Orchestra: Live from Merkin Concert Hall

Saturday, February 04, 2012

On Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live Webcast of the Ecstatic Music Festival’s kick-off concert, featuring Jherek Bischoff in collaboration with David Byrne, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, and Wordless Music Orchestra, among many others.

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