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News Archive: Ecstatic Music Festival

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Watch Our Video Playlist of the 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival Artists

Preview the remarkable lineup of composers and performers at the 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival, which begins on January 7! wild Up with Bjork Zola Jesus performs live at Webster Hall William Britelle with fellow Ecstatic Music Festival performer Wye Oak Deerhoof performs live in Tokyo Tigue performs at National Sawdust Irreversible En…

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Interview with Ecstatic Music Festival Artists Bent Knee

The 6 musicians of Bent Knee have come together to create a sound that is part rock band, part chamber ensemble, part new-music machine. Since 2009, their ever-evolving music has taken over the hearts of fans across the globe. Lucky for us, they’ve agreed to share some thoughts about their music, their process, and their work for the Ecstatic Music Festival. Get your…

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New Videos & Recordings

Watch videos and listen to recordings of performances at Merkin Concert Hall and beyond, including student performances, the Ecstatic Music Festival, What Makes It Great? and Face the Music! Click to listen to a recording of the March 8, 2016 Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert, featuring outstanding performances by Lucy Moses School students Leah Amory, Ethan Brown, Grac…

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Rock n’ Shop Flea Market Comes to the Ecstatic Music Festival!

Wed, Mar 2 at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall Free and open to the public from 2 to 5:30 pm; Open to Ecstatic Music Festival ticketholders only from 6:45 to 9:30 pm. On Mar 2, Rock n' Shop, Bushwick’s first  pop up “alternative mall,” heads uptown to Kaufman Music Center, bringing its unique shopping, dining and entertainment exp…

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NEW VIDEO! Watch Tony Arnold at the Resonant Bodies Festival at Merkin Concert Hall

Watch soprano Tony Arnold perform Beat Furrer's "Lotófagos" and Thomas Adès's "Life Story" at the sold-out opening night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival. Read a New York Times review of this concert, which took place at Merkin Concert Hall on Sep 9, 2015. Tony Arnold with Jacob Greenberg, piano Randall Zigler, double bass Gleb Kanasevich, bass c…

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Listen to the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival Concerts on Demand!

Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum! Listen to the 2015 performances on demand at Q2 Music: Mantra Percussion & Ian Williams 1/15 Helado Negro & thingNY 2/12 Julia Holter, Alex Temple & Spektral Quartet, 2/25 Bang on a Can People&…

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Hear Ecstatic Music Festival concerts on demand!

Listen to the first  four Ecstatic Music Festival shows on demand, courtesy of Q2 Music, the festival's digital venue. Get the full festival schedule. Hospitality & Face the Music The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR, 1/31/14 Click here to watch the webcast, or listen to the audio below: Dawn of Midi & Bright Wave Merkin Concert Hall, 2/1/14 Lesley Flaniga…

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Get ECSTATIC on the Waterfront June 29 & 30!

ECSTATIC® Summer Takes Over Hudson River Waterfront Site for Two River to River Festival Concerts Sat, June 29 & Sun, June 30, 5 pm Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey St., NYC This year’s ECSTATIC® Summer event – part concert and part “happening” – will take over Brookfield Place with over a dozen musicians featuring two full sets …

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Composer Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. Talks about his Ecstatic Music Festival Premiere, “Changing Same”

"Changing Same" by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. 1. 19 2. Behold the Only Thing Greater than Yourself 3. Miserere 4. The Most Beautiful Magic 5. Alpha Man 6. Unlimited Premiered by Numinous March 16, 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center Go to the event page for this concert. "Changing Same" by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. “R&B is about emo…

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Ecstatic Music Festival Curator Judd Greenstein Introduces the 2013 Festival PART 2

The next three concerts at the Ecstatic Music Festival each feature at least one of my favorite experimentally-minded artists from the indie rock world (I say "from" in the sense that this is where they've gotten the most traction, not to say that this is necessarily where they see themselves as belonging), all coming into dialogue with incredible composers and new mus…

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