On Sunday, August 22 at 2 p.m., Cued Up on Q2 presents Elizabeth & the Catapult, Ed Pastorini and Gabriel Kahane: musicians who are exploring the art song in the 21st century. This engaging and insightful perforrmance was part of New Sounds Live hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer and was originally webcast live from Merkin Hall on May 20.
The concert opens with a set from composer/pianist Ed Pastorini before moving to Gabriel Kahane, the eclectic troubador known for mixing his classical training and upbring with modern folk-pop sensibilities. In addition to writing his own song-cycles and musicals, he collaborates with a number of singer-songwriters and musicians, including Sufjan Stevens and Rufus Wainwright.
The second half of the evening features Elizabeth & the Catapult, an ensemble comprised of Elizabeth Ziman, Dan Molad and Pete Lalish. The New York-based trio is regarded for their unique blend of pop playfulness and grown-up introspection. Their set includes songs from their debut album Verve Forecast as well as a newly-commissioned work for this event.
This concert was engineered by Edward Haber (technical director and mix engineer), George Wellington, Noriko Okabe, Damon Whittemore and Kristen Mueller.
New Sounds Live Sets from Ed Pastorini, Gabriel Kahane and Elizabeth & the Catapult:
Pianist Ed Pastorini performing Old Tool Shed, All Fall Down, Mechanical Chair, Tsunami, and Carmelite.
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane with multi-instrumentalist Rob Moose performing Icebox, North Adams, Merritt Parkway, Neurotic & Lonely, Durrants, LA, Where Are The Arms?.
Elizabeth & the Catapult performing Open Book, Take Whatever Comes, Go Away My Love, The Other Side of Zero, and Don Not Hang Your Head: