Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

Ecstatic Music Pageant has introduced the lineup for its 2023 version, which runs from February 3-June 1 at Merkin Corridor in NYC’s Kaufman Music Middle. Ecstatic is thought for its spirit of inventive range, bringing collectively artists throughout genres–particularly pop, rock, and classical. As with the 2019 version, the fest is unfold over a number of months as a sequence of concert events, quite than a concentrated music pageant.

This 12 months’s iteration of Ecstatic sees pow-wow singer and experimentalist Joe Rainey paired with quartet collective Owls on February 3, guitarist-composers William Tyler and Yasmin Williams on March 22, genre-spanning artist Moor Mom on April 28, singer-songwriter Circuit des Yeux alongside pianist Erika Dohi on Could 11, and violinist/composer Curtis Stewart joined by pianist Aaron Diehl, Harlem Quartet, and composer/artist Mazz Swift on June 1.

Tickets for particular person reveals are on sale now. Try the total schedule with extra artist particulars under.

Friday, February 3, 2023
Joe Rainey & Owls
Pow Wow singer Joe Rainey performs his debut assortment of songs on his newly-released album Niineta (launched on 37d03d), backed by electronics and Owls, organized by collaborators Andrew Broder & William Brittelle. The album is a landmark in fashionable indigenous music, with daring, electrifying songs that recontextualize the traditional Pow Wow sound in unusual, new in-between locations.

Drawing from a deep nicely of musical passions and backgrounds, Owls is a quartet collective that defies expectations and labels with unique, visceral and private performances. The New York Instances has known as Owls “a dream group,” and every member is a creative power in their very own proper. Violinist Alexi Kenney, violist Ayane Kozasa, cellist Gabriel Cabezas and cellist-composer Paul Wiancko share an uncommonly fierce inventive spirit which drives the quartet to problem the best way significant live performance experiences are conceived. Whereas weaving collectively new compositions with unique preparations of music starting from the 1600s to the current, Owls’ distinctive instrumentation permits them entry to stunning and exhilarating new sound worlds—successfully guaranteeing that every efficiency is uniquely theirs and with out limits.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
William Tyler & Yasmin Williams
Two of as we speak’s most acclaimed guitarist-composers current a brand new collaborative work for themselves and chamber ensemble. Tyler performs “cosmic nation,” people, indie people and pop rock. Primarily based in Alexandria, VA, Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, fashionable fashion of enjoying. She makes use of varied methods together with alternate tunings, percussive hits, and lap tapping in her music to nice impact.

Friday, April 28, 2023
Moor Mom
A New Sounds Reside co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
The songwriter, composer, vocalist, poet and educator Camae Ayewa premieres new music fusing jazz, blues and soul. Ayewa spent years organizing and performing in Philadelphia’s underground music group earlier than shifting to Los Angeles to show composition on the College of Southern California’s Thornton Faculty of Music. She launched her debut album as Moor Mom, Fetish Bones, in 2016, and has since put out an abundance of acclaimed music, each as a solo artist and in collaboration with different musicians who share her drive to dig up the untold. She has carried out and recorded with the free jazz teams Irreversible Entanglements and the Artwork Ensemble of Chicago, and made data with billy woods, Psychological Jewellery, and YATTA. 

Thursday, Could 11, 2023
Eye Circuit & Erika Dohi
Singer/songwriter Haley Fohr groups up with the virtuosic, barrier-defying pianist Erika Dohi for a night of recent music. Fohr is a vocalist, composer and singer-songwriter primarily based in Chicago who’s most distinctly recognized by her 4-octave voice and distinctive fashion of 12-string guitar. Described as “virtuosic” (New York Instances) and “barrier-defying artist” (Combine Journal), Osaka-born and New York-based pianist Erika Dohi is a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background. From extremely polished conventional classical to daring improvisation, she is a dynamic performer whose timeless fashion and unidiomatic approach units her aside in up to date NYC avant-garde circles.

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Curtis Stewart – of Love / of time
A New Sounds Reside co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
That includes Aaron Diehl, Harlem Quartet & Mazz Swift
Multi-Grammy nominated violinist/composer Curtis Stewart premieres new music with pianist and Kaufman Music Middle Artist-in-Residence Aaron Diehl, Harlem Quartet and violin/vox/freestyle composition artist Mazz Swift.

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