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Dan Deacon played Merkin w/ NOW Ensemble & Calder Quartet (pics, setlist, streams), playing Carnegie Hall (Monday)

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…

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Now Ensemble

Now Ensemble

Dan Deacon

Now Ensemble

Dan Deacon

Calder Quartet

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon and John Schaefer

Dan Deacon and John Schaefer

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

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

Dan Deacon

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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