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.
Recently in Ecstatic Music On-Demand
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.
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).
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Listen now to indie heavyweight Dan Deacon's compositions performed in Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.