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

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Goldfeather and Exceptet perform live at Merkin Concert Hall (David Andrako)

On March 13th,  Brooklyn-based septet Exceptet joined neo-old-timey band, Goldfeather for a performance of works by composers Paul Kerekes, Brendon Randall-Myers, Fay Wang, and Brooks Frederickson. The collaboration also included performances of tracks from Goldfeather's self-titled EP with unique arrangements by Exceptet.

Founded in 2015, Exceptet was derived through the instrumentation of Stravinksy's "L'Histoire du Soldat" and created as a way to commission the most compelling composers of today. 

Goldfeather is the pet project of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Sarah Goldfeather, also a founding member of Exceptet. The band is a folk-meets-contemporary-classical bundle of energy performed against an indie-rock backdrop. Their first full-length album Patchwork Quilt is due out in 2016.

Listen to the the full concert at the top of this page and individual pieces below. You can also enjoy full video playlists of the first and second sets.

Program

Part 1: Exceptet

Paul Kerekes - figment

Fay Wang - Polar Carnival

Brooks Frederickson - Lag

Brendon Randall-Myers - Anthology (Lie Down)

Brendon Randall-Myers - Anthology (Chopsticks)

Part 2: Goldfeather

Sarah Goldfeather - Spilled Milk

Sarah Goldfeather - Cave Museum

Sarah Goldfeather - Wind and Rain

Sarah Goldfeather - Patchwork Quilt

Sarah Goldfeather - Jars on the Shelf

Sarah Goldfeather - Arm's Length

Sarah Goldfeather - Through the Park

Sarah Goldfeather - Dead Sea Water

Portishead - All Mine

Part 3: Exceptet and Goldfeather

Sarah Goldfeather - Greasy Glass

Q2 Music is the digital partner of the Kaufman Music Center's 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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