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Ecstatic Music Festival:
M. Lamar, Charlie Looker &
Mivos Quartet

Saturday, March 19, 2016  |  7:30pm


Read an interview with M. Lamar and Charlie Looker about their collaboration and this performance.

Extra Life and Zs founding member Charlie Looker and the “daring and ferocious” (Chicago Reader) Mivos Quartet join composer/countertenor M. Lamar for the premiere of Lamar’s "Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche," a song cycle with art direction by Sabin Calvert. M. Lamar crafts sprawling narratives of radical racial and sexual becoming with songs the Ottawa Citizen calls “a cross stylistically between operatic excess, old-fashioned Negro spirituals and demonic possession.” The program also includes new work by Looker, including arrangements of music by his bands Extra Life, Seaven Teares and Psalm Zero.

Artist Websites:
M. Lamar
Charlie Looker
Mivos Quartet

Go to the Ecstatic Music Festival home page.


Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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