Joe Rainey, Moor Mother, Yasmin Williams, more


ecstatic music festival We have announced the lineup for the 2023 edition starting with. 3rd February – 1st June, Merkin Hall at the Kauffman Music Center in New York. Ecstatic is known for its spirit of creative diversity, bringing together artists across genres, especially pop, rock and classical. As with the 2019 edition, the fest will be held over several months as a series of concerts rather than an intensive music festival.

This year’s ecstatic iteration features powwow singers and experimentalists Joe Rainey team up with a quartet collective owl February 3rd, guitarist/composer William Tyler When Yasmine Williams March 22, an artist who transcends genres Moore’s mother April 28, singer-songwriter eye circuit alongside the pianist Erika Dohi May 11th, violinist/composer Curtis Stewart with pianist Aaron Deal, Harlem Quartetand composer/artist bunch of swift June 1.

Tickets for each performance are now on sale. See the full schedule below for artist details.

Ecstatic Music Festival — 2023 Lineup
Friday, February 3, 2023
Joe Rainey & Owl
Pow-wow singer Joe Rainey performs a collection of debut songs on his newly released album Niineta (released on 37d03d), backed by electronics and owl, with collaborators Andrew Broder and William Britell. Arranged. This album is a landmark in modern indigenous music, with bold and evocative songs that recontextualize his ancient Pow Wow sound in a strange new middle ground.

A quartet collective drawn from a deep well of musical passion and background, the Owls disappoint and label themselves with original, instinctive and personal performances. The New York Times called the owls a “dream group,” and each member has an artistic power in their own right. Violinist Alexi Kenny, viola player Ayane Ozasa, cellist Gabriel Cabezas, and cellist and composer Paul Wianco challenge the way the quartet drives to envision a meaningful concert experience, very We share a fierce creative spirit. Weaving new tunes with original arrangements from the 1600s to the present day, Owls’ distinctive instruments give access to a beautiful and exhilarating new world of sound.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
William Tyler & Yasmine Williams
Two of today’s most acclaimed guitarists and composers present a new joint work for themselves and chamber ensembles. Tyler plays “cosmic country,” folk, indie folk, and pop rock. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Williams is an unconventional and modern playing style acoustic fingerstyle his guitarist. She utilizes a variety of techniques in her music to great effect, such as alternate her tunings, percussive her hits, and rap her tapping.

Friday, April 28, 2023
Moore’s mother
New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
Songwriter, composer, vocalist, poet and educator Camae Ayewa will premiere new music that fuses jazz, blues and soul. Ayewa spent years organizing and performing in the Philadelphia underground her music community before she moved to Los Angeles, where she taught composition at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Since releasing her debut album under her Moor Mother name, Fetish Bones, in 2016, she has been active both as a solo artist and with others who share her same drive to dig up the unknown. He has released a number of acclaimed music, both in collaboration with musicians. She has performed and recorded with her Free Her jazz groups her Irreversible Entanglements and Art Ensemble of Chicago, Billy She has recorded with Woods, Mental Her Jewelry and YATTA.

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Eye Circuit & Erika Doi
Singer-songwriter Hayley Fore teams up with virtuoso wall-breaking pianist Erika Doi for a new evening of music. Fohr is a Chicago-based vocalist, composer, and singer-songwriter characterized by a four-octave voice and a unique style on his 12-string guitar. Osaka-born, New York-based pianist Erika Doi has been described as a “master” (New York Times) and a “barrier-defying artist” (Mix magazine), and is a multifaceted artist with an eclectic musical background. . From sophisticated traditional classics to daring improvisations, she is a dynamic performer who stands out in her circles as a contemporary New York avant-garde for her timeless style and her distinctive technique.

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Curtis Stewart – Love / Of Time
New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
Featuring Aaron Deal, Harlem Quartet and Maz Swift
Multiple Grammy-nominated violinist/composer Curtis Stewart joins pianist and artist-in-residence at Kauffman Music Center Aaron Deal, Harlem Quartet, violin/vox/freestyle composer Maz・Premiere a new song with Swift.




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