Ethel Plays JacobTV

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Listen to on-demand streaming audio of the full Ethel Plays JacobTV -- the next in our ongoing series of live New Sounds Live webcasts on Q2. Hear the music of Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis, aka JacobTV, performed by the Ethel string quartet, 24/7 at your convenience, as recorded live on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Merkin Concert Hall. This concert contains strong language.

This live webcast, the next in a series of ongoing partnerships between New Sounds Live and Q2, is also the launching point for JacobTV on the Radio: an immersive 5-day festival beginning March 17 celebrating the music of JacobTV. Featuring introductions by phantom host JacobTV himself, hours of previously unheard pieces--from extensive European-only and private recordings of recent premieres, including his Piano Concerto No.2, "Sky Falling" (premiered this month in Utrecht, Netherlands), exclusive downloads and previous insightful appearances on WNYC, JacobTV on the Radio promises a profound and far-reaching exploration of TV’s experimental, yet always affecting, sound.

New Sounds Live hosted by John Schaefer from Merkin Concert Hall continues to bring together today's leading ensembles and most forward-thinking musicians, including a previous Q2 webcast in February of the Bang on a Can All-Stars performing multiple world premieres as part of the People's Commissioning Fund Concert. More information on this upcoming concert can be found here. Both concerts will be featured at a later date on WNYC as part of New Sounds.

Engineering Credits: Edward Haber (Technical Director), Noriko Okabe (Music Mix), George Wellington, and Damon Whittemore.

Listen to Q2 this Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. for a live New Sounds Live webcast of Ethel performing the music of JacobTV. You can hear Q2 any time through our pop-out audio player or through iTunes.

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theo from netherlands

Ethel. I loved it again to listen to your great music.and Jacob, oh man, what music you make...

Mar. 31 2010 06:06 PM
Max from NY, NY

I wasn't able to make the concert myself, so having this concert available all the time is quite the gift. Plus the sound quality is so crystal clear. Thanks, Ethel, for your championing of living composers - especially those with such irreverence and curiosity as TV! Keep it up, the ever growing new music community is behind you and watching your every move with excitement.

PS- i get the sense that there's something haunting and grave behind the surface humor of his pieces. Do you sense that too?

Mar. 13 2010 05:32 PM
Dorothy from ETHEL from New York City

The concert went really well tonight. The sound was wonderful in the hall, John gave marvelous moments to both Jacob & Cornelius, and some of our dearest friends joined us in the audience.

We'll certainly listen back to the stream, ourselves, but it'd be great to hear what the listeners felt, as well?!! Thanks!!

Mar. 12 2010 12:14 AM

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