On Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this annual world premiere-commissioning concert presents the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars live in concert.
Hear world premieres from and on-stage interviews with an eclectic array of genre-bending composers, including guitarist Bryce Dessner of The National and Clogs fame, the Indian American electronic music producer Karsh Kale and the omniverous craftsman and experimentalist Nick Brooke. Additionally, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform Horses of Instruction by British composer Steve Martland, Convex/Concave/Concord by Danish composer Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen, and Believing by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe.
The 2011 People's Commissioning Fund concert is the first of four New Sounds Live Web casts on Q2 from Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival and is now archived for on-demand streaming below. So listen, write in, check back and, most importantly, enjoy!
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Nick Brooke: Menace (Sousa Medley)
Karsh Kale: Crawl Walk Run Fly
Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen: Convex/Concave/Concord
Bryce Dessner: O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction