For the fourth year in a row, Q2 Music is the official digital partner of Kaufman Music Center's 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. Celebrate the festival's opening night on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 pm as Q2 Music's Helga Davis (Einstein on the Beach) welcomes indie-rock trio Hospitality and new-music wunderkinds Face the Music for world premiere collaborations from The Greene Space at WQXR.
Stream live webcasts on Q2 Music of select shows hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer (New Sounds):
→ Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 pm: Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
→ Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 pm: Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens & Nathan Koci
→ Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm: So Percussion & Buke and Gase
Re-experience your favorite Ecstatic shows here — on-demand and at your convenience. Additional shows recorded and made available include: Dawn of Midi & Bright Wave, Man Forever & William Basinski, Saul Williams & Mivos Quartet, Mirah & Susie Ibarra, Lesley Flanigan & People Get Ready and Colin Stetson & Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
March 29, the Kid Millions-helmed percussion ensemble Man Forever joined electronic artist William Basinski onstage for the final evening of the Ecstatic Music Festival 2014.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 1, inventive singer-songwriter Mirah and composer-percussionist Susie Ibarra shared the stage at the 2014 Ecstatic Music festival for reworkings of each other's music as well as the world premiere of We Float – a new collaborative work considering the effect of space travel on the human experience.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
March 26, avant rock duo Buke and Gase joined So Percussion at Merkin Concert Hall, as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. The evening features new music performed on a mix of traditional and homemade instruments. Listen to the entire show on demand.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, we presented a live audio webcast of composer-performers Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens and Nathan Koci at the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Last Thursday, Q2 Music presented a live audio stream of the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert featuring music of Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Last month, New York City's Mivos Quartet joined poet and hip hop artist Saul Williams for an evening of new solo and collaborative works, including the U.S. premiere of Thomas Kessler's Williams's NGH WHT.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
February 19, composer-vocalist Lesley Flanigan joined Brooklyn-based performance-art rockers People Get Ready as part of Kaufman Music Center's 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. The evening included the premiere of a new collaborative vocal composition as well as sets from both Flanigan and the band.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
On Feb. 1, post-minimal jazz trio Dawn of Midi joined the newly-formed chamber sextet Bright Wave for an evening of premieres as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. Stream the entire show on demand.
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.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Brooklyn-based trio Hospitality released their latest album "Trouble" on Tuesday. On Friday, they join youth ensemble Face the Music for this week's Ecstatic Music performance in the Greene Space. Drummer Nathan Michel offers a Mixtape that fittingly alternates music for man and machine. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Today at 1 pm, Q2 Music presents a one-hour special hosted by Helga Davis outlining the upcoming 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival with commentary by festival curator Judd Greenstein.