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Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Launched in January 2011 with a seven-hour marathon featuring Buke and Gase, Missy Mazzoli, Nadia Sirota, Timo Andres and NOW Ensemble among many others, Kaufman Music Center's annual Ecstatic Music Festival has become known as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times). Over the last seven years, artists from across the sonic spectrum - including the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Alarm Will Sound, Pharoahe Monch, Dan Deacon, David Byrne, The Mountain Goats, Roomful of Teeth, So Percussion, ETHEL, Gabriel Kahane, Yo La Tengo and many more have come together for collaborations resulting in world premieres on the stage of Merkin Concert Hall.

See the 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival lineup.

Click on the concerts below to listen to the recordings, courtesy of Q2 Music, the Ecstatic Music Festival's digital venue.

2011

Ecstatic Music Festival Marathon - Jan 17, 2011
Bang on a Can All-Stars People’s Commissioning Fund Concert - Feb 10, 2011
Newspeak & Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society - Feb 24, 2011

Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider & yMusic - Mar 16, 2011

So Percussion & Bobby Previte with Zeena Parkins, John Medeski, DJ Olive & Jen Shyu - Mar 28, 2011

2012

Jherek Bischoff & the Wordless Music Orchestra with David Byrne - Feb 4, 2012
Sxip Shirey & Angélica Negrón - Feb 7, 2012
Richard Reed Parry, Son Lux & yMusic - Feb 8, 2012
This Will Destroy You, Slow Six & A Far Cry - Feb 9, 2012
Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting with janus, Daisy Press & Grey McMurray - Feb 23, 2012

Glasser & Roomful of Teeth - Feb 25, 2012

Mariam Wallentin & Mikael Karlsson with ACME - Mar 1, 2012

Oneida and Rhys Chatham - Mar 17, 2012

Dan Deacon with NOW Ensemble & the Calder Quartet - Mar 20, 2012

The Mountain Goats & Anonymous 4 - Mar 24, 2012

Music from China & Music from Copland House - Mar 28, 2012

2013

Shara Worden & the Brooklyn Youth Chorus - Jan 25, 2013
Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger & Face the Music - Jan 26, 2013

DJ /rupture & Zs - Feb 2, 2013

Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider & Orchestra for the Next Century - Feb 6, 2013

Deerhoof & Dal Niente with Marcos Balter - Feb 20, 2013

Laurel Halo, Julia Holter & Daniel Wohl with TRANSIT - Feb 23, 2013

Arnold Dreyblatt & Megafaun - Feb 27, 2013

Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert - Mar 14, 2013

Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. & Imani Uzuri with Numinous - Mar 16, 2013

Steven Mackey & Rinde Eckert with Big Farm & JACK Quartet - Mar 20, 2013

Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt - Mar 21, 2013

2014

Hospitality & Face the Music - Jan 31, 2014
Dawn of Midi & Bright Wave - Feb 1, 2014

Lesley Flanigan & People Get Ready - Feb 19, 2014

Saul Williams & Mivos Quartet - Feb 26, 2014

Mirah & Susie Ibarra - Mar 1, 2014

Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Mar 13, 2014

Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens & Nathan Koci - Mar 19, 2014

So Percussion & Buke and Gase - Mar 26, 2014

Man Forever & William Basinski - Mar 29, 2014

2015

Mantra Percussion & Ian Williams - Jan 15, 2015
Helado Negro & thingNY - Feb 18, 2015

Julia Holter, Alex Temple & Spektral Quartet - Feb 25, 2015

Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert - Feb 26, 2015

Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert - Mar 18, 2015

ETHEL, Kaki King & John King - Mar 21, 2015

Xiu Xiu & Mantra Percussion - Apr 2, 2015

Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, Billy Martin & Wicked Knee - Apr 16, 2015

2016

Man Forever & Tigue - Jan 29, 2016
Pharoahe Monch & Pitchblak Brass Band - Feb 2, 2016
Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Feb 6, 2016
Rachel Grimes & Longleash - Feb 10, 2016
Lee Ranaldo & Dither - Feb 17, 2016
Exceptet & Goldfeather - Mar 13, 2016
William Tyler, Quindar & Nick Hallett - Mar 17, 2016
M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet - Mar 19, 2016

2017

Bang on a Can All-Stars People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Jan 9, 2017
San Fermin & NOW Ensemble - Jan 25, 2017
Song Exploder Podcast: Hrishikesh Hirway & Sleigh Bells - Feb 9, 2017
Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab - Mar 4, 2017
VIDEO: Kronos Quartet & Face the Music - Mar 7, 2017
Roomful of Teeth & Nick Zammuto - Mar 12, 2017
Alarm Will Sound - May 12, 2017

 

 

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