Listen Now: Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble and Calder Quartet
Live from Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
On Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live audio webcast of composer and indie heavyweight Dan Deacon from Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival. Following on last year's collaboration with So Percussion, Dan Deacon now teams up with NOW Ensemble and the Calder Quartet to present a series of world premiere works for chamber ensembles.
Dan Deacon's works range from full-blown beat-heavy, electro-acoustic assaults to works for more intimate chamber ensembles, film scores and recently, orchestra. NOW Ensemble boasts an unusual chamber orchestration of electric guitar, flute, clarinet, piano and double bass, and has collaborated with Missy Mazzoli, Tristan Perich and Jason Treuting, among others. The Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet has a reputation for jumping seamlessly across musical boundaries; their resume includes work with Terry Riley and Christopher Rouse as well as collaborations with singer-songwriter, Andrew W.K.
For previous Ecstatic Music Festival show audio now available on-demand, visit our Ecstatic Music On-Demand archive.