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2018 Ecstatic Music Festival
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Ecstatic Music Festival: 2018 lineup & tickets (Julianna Barwick, Kronos Quartet & more)

The 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival runs from January 27 to April 26 at The Kaufman Center in NYC, bringing together many artists and composers across various genres for collaborative performances.

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Ambrose Akinmusire & Kool A.D. with Mivos Quartet at Ecstatic Music Festival
photo by David Andrako
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Kool AD played Ecstatic Music Fest with Ambrose Akinmusire & Mivos Quartet (pics), playing IDIO Gallery

The latest Ecstatic Music Festival show had rapper Kool AD (ex-Das Racist) collaborating with jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and string quartet Mivos Quartet.

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Bang on a Can All-Stars 2017 at Kaufman Center
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Bang on a Can All-Stars played 2017 Ecstatic Music Fest kickoff show (pics)

The Ecstatic Music Festival kicked off it's 2017 season, as usual, with Bang on a Can All-Stars' Commissioning Fund Concert. The show also marks Bang on a Can's 30th anniversary...

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Ecstatic Music Festival: 2017 lineup & tickets (Sleigh Bells, Kronos Quartet, San Fermin & more)

The 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival runs Jan 9 through May 13 at The Kaufman Center in NYC.

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Lee Renaldo, Brian Chase, Dither Quartet at Ecstatic Music Festival
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Lee Renaldo, Dither & Brian Chase played the Ecstatic Music Festival (pics, setlist)

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Brian Chase and electric guitar quartet Dither teamed up for this unique collaborative performance.

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Yo La Tengo at Ecstatic Music Festival (photo by David Andrako)
Yo La Tengo at Ecstatic Music Festival (photo by David Andrako)
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Yo La Tengo played the Ecstatic Music Festival w/ Alvin Lucier (pics / setlist)

On Wednesday, at New York's Merkin Concert Hall, Yo La Tengo appeared as a combination of cover band and bare-minimum orchestra for the electro-acoustic composer Alvin Lucier in a program of his works, laced with three band pieces, presented by the 2016 edition of the Ecstatic Music Festival...

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Ecstatic Music Festival underway: pics from Pharaohe Monch / PitchBlak Brass Band; Bang on a Can All-Stars this weekend

The 2016 Ecstatic Festival, which pairs rock/pop with composers and experimental musicians, just got underway with a 1/29 kickoff event at The Greene Space (featuring a Man Forever / Tigue collaboration) before settling in to its usual home of Merkin Concert Hall on Thursday (2/4) for a collaborative performance by skilled MC Pharoahe Monch and the PitchBlak Brass Band...

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Ecstatic Music Festival 2016 schedule (Yo La Tengo, Pharoahe Monch, William Tyler, Lee Ranaldo, Man Forever & more)

The annual Ecstatic Music Festival returns in 2016 from January 29 to March 19, with all performances happening at NYC's Merkin Concret Hall except the opening night at The...

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Bang On A Can announce Asphalt Orchestra Pixies shows & more for 2015 & 2016

NYC-based new music collective Bang on a Can have announced their 2015-2016 agenda, and that includes the return of the all day Bang on a Can Marthan next summer (happening in Rotterdam, MA and NYC), and much more before that...

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Photo by David Andrako
Photo by David Andrako
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Julia Holter played Ecstatic Music Fest w/ Spektral Quartet, who re-arranged James Blake (pics, audio)

Holter and the quartet also performed Alex Temple's song cycle "Behind the Wallpaper," which, Ms. Temple has said, includes Ms. Holter's music among its inspirations...

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