Kool AD played Ecstatic Music Fest with Ambrose Akinmusire & Mivos Quartet (pics), playing IDIO Gallery
The 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival is underway at the Kaufman Center through May 13 featuring collaborations between artists in the indie/alt world and the modern classical world. On February 18, the fest presented a collaboration with rapper Kool AD (ex-Das Racist), jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and string quartet Mivos Quartet. Pictures from the performance are in the gallery above.
The next Ecstatic Music Festival show is March 4 and it features another former Das Racist member, Heems. Tickets for all upcoming shows are still on sale. Remaining lineup below.
Kool AD next performs in NYC on Thursday (2/23) at IDIO Gallery to celebrate the opening of the new multimedia installation, Total Relevance, a collaboration between Kool AD and Cult Days (Saba Moeel). More info and RSVP here.
Heems also has upcoming Swet Shop Boys shows.
2017 ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP/SCHEDULE
Saturday, Mar. 4, 7:30pm
Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 7:30pm
Kronos Quartet & Face the Music
this concert is at The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR
Sunday, Mar. 12, 7:30pm
Roomful of Teeth & Nick Zammuto
Monday, Mar. 27, 7:30 pm
Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone
Saturday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Alarm Will Sound – Alarm System
photos by David Andrako