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Shara Worden and Orchestra for the New Century at 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival

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Listen: Electroacoustic Minimalism from Hauschka, itsnotyouitsme and Sontag Shogun

April 15, Berlin-based pianist Hauschka headlined an evening of meditative music at Le Poisson Rouge. The show included ambient duo itsnotyouitsme and New York collective Sontag Shogun.

Watch Live: Philip Glass's Bloodiest Soundtracks

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tonight at 7:30 pm, watch music from Glass's "The Hours" and "Dracula" performed by violinist Chase Spruill and pianist Michael Riesman.

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Watch: Bang on a Can All-Stars Unveil 'Field Recordings'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Watch the archived performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from the Bang on a Can All-Stars, live from The Greene Space.


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.


Listen: Four World Premieres from Cone Composition Institute

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Four young composers had their works premiered by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra last summer as a part of the inaugural NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute at Princeton.


Listen: World Premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Last summer, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony at Princeton University as part of a project celebrating local composers.


Listen: Max Richter and American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm, watch a live video stream of composer Max Richter and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing a sold-out performance at Le Poisson Rouge.


Listen: AXIOM Performs All-Ligeti Program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

February 25, Julliard's AXIOM ensemble, led by conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, rounded out its season with a program celebrating iconic Hungarian composer György Ligeti.


Watch Live: NOW Ensemble Unveils New Album 'Dreamfall'

Friday, April 10, 2015

Monday, June 15 at 7 pm, indie-classical standard-bearers NOW Ensemble celebrate the release of their latest album "Dreamfall" with a performance live from The Greene Space.


Listen: Ensemble LPR Reimagines Irish Song in 'Follow, Poet'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

On February 23, Le Poisson Rouge's resident Ensemble LPR presented "Follow, Poet," an evening of vocal music from composers Mohammed Fairouz and David Handler. Stream the show in full.


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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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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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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Listen: AXIOM Performs Cage, Harrison and Nancarrow

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ensemble AXIOM presented a program of John Cage, Lou Harrison and Conlon Nancarrow in a collaboration with pianist Han Chen and Juilliard's graduate resident quartet, the Aeolus Quartet.


Listen: Strings of Ensemble LPR Premiere David Longstreth and Mica Levi

Friday, March 13, 2015

On March 11, Ensemble LPR gave two premieres, from David Longstreth and Mica Levi, alongside works by Claude Vivier and Iannis Xenakis at Le Poisson Rouge.

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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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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.


Listen: Jennifer Higdon's Civil Words World Premiere

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February 9, American baritone Thomas Hampson delivered the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Civil Words, a song cycle set to texts from the American Civil War.


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.


Listen: Tan Dun and Friends 'From China to New York' in Music and Conversation

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Jan. 10, composer Tan Dun hosted an evening of music and conversation with fellow composers Chou Wen-chung, Chen Yi and Zhou Long from the New York Historical Society. Listen 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.