The 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival returns to New York from Jan. 29 to March 19

For the sixth year in a row, Q2 Music is partnering with the Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival – the annual indie-classical cross-pollination that pairs dynamic 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):

→ Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 pmBang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
→ WednesdayFeb10 at 7:30 pmRachel Grimes & Longleash
→ ThursdayMarch 17 at 7:30 pm: William Tyler, Quindar & Nick Hallett

Other shows from this year's festival will be available for on-demand streaming soon after each performance, including:

Jan. 29Man Forever & Tigue from The Greene Space at WQXR
 Feb. 4Pharoahe Monch & PitchBlak Brass Band
Mar. 2: Lee Ranaldo & Dither
→ Mar. 13: Exceptet & Goldfeather
Mar19: M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet

Stay current with the latest on-demand audio from the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival by following us on Twitter at @Q2Music or signing up for our weekly e-newsletter.

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Listen: M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Zs founding member Charlie Looker joined the Mivos Quartet and M. Lamar at Merkin Concert Hall aspart of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Listen: Goldfeather and Exceptet Color New Music with Old Timey Folk

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Brooklyn-based septet Exceptet joined old-timey band, Goldfeather for an evening of premieres at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.


Listen: Lee Ranaldo & Dither Premiere 'Hurricane Songs'

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo collaborates with the electric guitar quartet Dither and drummer Brian Chase for the world premiere of Ranaldo's "Hurricane Songs."


Listen Live: William Tyler, Quindar, Nick Hallett

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This Thursday, March 17, join us for a live stream of indie sample-rockers Quindar, featuring Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen, with composer Nick Hallett and guitarist William Tyler.


Listen: Composer-Pianist Rachel Grimes and Longleash Piano Trio

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live stream of composer-pianist Rachel Grimes with the piano trio Longleash from Merkin Concert Hall.


On-Demand: Rapper Pharoahe Monch and PitchBlak Brass Band

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Rapper and singer Pharoahe Monch joined forces with PitchBlak Brass Band at Merkin Concert Hall on Feb. 4 as part of this year's Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the entire show now.


Listen Live: Bang on a Can Perform Shaw, Shouwang

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Feb. 6, the Bang on a Can All-Stars presented world premieres of music by Caroline Shaw and Zhang Shouwang alongside performances of Ornette Coleman and Julia Wolfe.


Watch: Man Forever and Tigue Launch 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Q2 Music helps kick off the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival with a videostream of percussion projects Man Forever and Tigue live from The Greene Space at WQXR. John Schaefer hosts.