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photos by David Andrako

Joseph C. Phillips

Singer and composer Imani Uzuri teamed up with composer and Numinous ensemble founder Joseph C. Phillips, Jr at the Kaufman Center's Merkin Hall on Saturday (3/16) as part of the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival. They performed new works, commissioned especially for the festival. One of them, Changing Same, was a six-movement composition by Phillips "that musically reflects a liberating pursuit of individuality where contemporary classical music melds with Prince, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Chuck Brown, Barry White and Gamble and Huff to create an evocative, intimate and affirming musical and cultural 'memory book.'" The recorded version of this will come out later this year on New Amsterdam Records.

The Ecstatic Music Fest wraps up this week with its two final shows: Steven Mackey & Rinde Eckert with Big Farm & JACK Quartet on March 20 (tickets); and Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt on March 21 (tickets). More photos from Saturday's show, plus the program notes, are below.

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Ecstatic Music Festival 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Ecstatic Music Festival

As discussed, the indie/classical Ecstatic Music Festival is returning to the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center this year and it begins Friday (1/25) with a show from My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The festival also includes shows with Clogs, Laurel Halo and Julia Holter, Deerhoof, Megafaun, and more. The full schedule is below and tickets for select shows are still available.

However, you've also got a chance to attend for free because we're giving away a pair of tickets to a show of your choice. Contest details and the Ecstatic Music Festival schedule, below...

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Julia Holter at Bowery Ballroom in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julia Holter

The Ecstatic Music Festival is returning to the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center in 2013 from January 25 to March 21, where it's happened in past years. Over the course of the approximately two month-long period, the festival will be presenting eleven shows, with multiple collaborations between artists that blur the lines between indie and modern classical. The collaborations include Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Sarah Kirkland Snider with vocalists DM Stith, Padma Newsome (of Clogs), and Shara Worden; DJ / rupture and Zs; Deerhoof with Dal Niente and Marcos Balter; Laurel Halo and Julia Holter with Daniel Wohl; Arnold Dreyblatt with Megafaun; Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt; a Bang on a Can concert, and more.

Individual tickets and festival passes go on sale today (11/27).

Full schedule is below.

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