For the fifth year in a row, Q2 Music is the official digital partner of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival - the annual indie-classical call to arms that pairs boundary-pushing musicians from the pop and classical worlds through world premiere collaborations and performances.

Stream live webcasts on Q2 Music of three select shows hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer (New Sounds):

→ Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 pm: Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
→ Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 pm: Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert
→ Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm: ETHEL, Kaki King & John King

Re-experience your favorite Ecstatic shows here — on-demand and at your fingertips. In addition to live webcasts, this year's highlights include music and performances from Julia Holter and Spektral Quartet, Annie Gosfield with Roger Kleier, Billy Martin and Wicked Knee, and Helda Negro with thingNY.

Stay current with the latest on-demand audio and live webcasts! Follow us on Twitter at @Q2Music or with the hashtag #ecstaticmusic2015, and sign up for our weekly e-newsletter.

Recently in Ecstatic Music Festival 2015

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: 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: 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: 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.