Posted in music | pictures on March 21, 2012

photos by David Andrako

Dan Deacon

When not inciting mass hysteria in children, Dan Deacon keeps it fancy, and that was the vibe last night at Merkin Concert Hall, his first of two fancy NYC shows this week. Tuesday's show was part of the Ecstatic Music Festival which continues with a show Saturday featuring John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats (which will stream live). Dan was joined by Mark Dancigers, Daniel Wohl, and new music groups NOW ensemble and Calder Quartet on a bill which featured a series of new works (setlist below). if you missed it, WQXR will have an archived stream, and here are some pictures.

The Ecstatic show before Dan's was with Oneida and Rhys Chatham, and that show is now able to be streamed.

This Monday (3/26), Dan plays another classical show, but this time at Carnegie Hall as part of a Celebration of composer John Cage.

More pictures from Dan's show below...

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Now Ensemble

Now Ensemble

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Now Ensemble

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Calder Quartet

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Dan Deacon and John Schaefer

Dan Deacon and John Schaefer

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Now Ensemble

Mark Dancigers and John Schaefer

Mark Dancigers and John Schaefer

Daniel Wohl and John Schaefer

Daniel Wohl and John Schaefer

Dan Deacon

Calder Quartet

Calder Quartet

Calder Quartet

Now Ensemble

Now Ensemble

Now Ensemble

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

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SETLIST

Mark Dancigers - Cloudbank (2006)
NOW Ensemble:
Michael Mizrahi, piano
Sara Budde, clarinet/bass clarinet
Nathalie Joachim, flute
Peter Rosenfeld, double bass
Mark Dancigers, electric guitar

Daniel Wohl - Glitch for string quartet and electronics (2009)
(in four movements)
Calder Quartet:
Benjamin Jacobson and Andrew Bulbrook, violin
Jonathan Moersche, viola
Eric Byers, cello
Commissioned by the Carlsbad Music Festival and the Calder Quartet

Dan Deacon - An Opal Toad with Obsidian Eyes (2012)
Part 1: Mirkwood Drone
Part 2: Fleece Needs
Part 3: Caddyshack Batman
Dan Deacon with NOW Ensemble and Calder Quartet

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Comments (17)

looks so serious, but was the music really any good? no snark...

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:02 PM

Dan took an epic Gameboy pop and click solo right near the end. Made me peak, totally.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:03 PM

"FAAAAAAT BOY! YOU HEYAH FOUR HOUR! YOU GO NOW!"

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:04 PM

dan deacon playing with a band?! wtf is this some end of the world shit?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:05 PM

12:05pm
have you never heard of the Dan Deacon Ensemble? do you even listen to music?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:08 PM

Deacon likes that crispy smoked Sausage!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:09 PM

I bet those REAL musicians just want to murder him...cause he probably makes more than all of them combined. #FUCKEDSOCIETY

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:10 PM

@12:08 yeah nugga i listen to music made with real instruments

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:12 PM

I'd be willing to bet the mean age of BV commentators on Dan Deacon threads is 50 and the mean IQ of said commentators is 80.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:13 PM

Pubic Wig Concert Hall

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:18 PM

Great show, though the douchebags up front who were fucking with security about their god-given right to take intrusive iPhone photography should die in a fire.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:32 PM

More like 15 on the first one there 12:13.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 12:41 PM

I bet 12:05 is a poop face. On an unrelated note, this looks like it was a very exciting show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 2:20 PM

that talentless asshole is still around? i thought we were past this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 2:35 PM

I'd be willing to bet the mean age of BV commentators on Dan Deacon threads is 50 and the mean IQ of said commentators is 80 .

Posted by Games | March 29, 2012 10:24 AM

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Posted by jocuri | August 31, 2012 8:11 AM

beautiful

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 2:42 PM

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