Ecstatic Music Festival: wild Up, Zola Jesus & William Brittelle
Jan
7
7:30 PM19:30

Ecstatic Music Festival: wild Up, Zola Jesus & William Brittelle

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org.

Zola Jesus brings her unmistakably powerful, Gothic-electronic songwriting into dialogue with William Brittelle’s "silo-bombing music that is at once free-ranging, formally adventurous, unconventionally beautiful, and a joyful thrill to experience” (The Nation), in a special collaboration with the "raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant” (New York Times) chamber orchestra, wild Up.

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Liquid Music Series: Pekka Kuusisto: Tuning Meditation
Jan
19
3:00 PM15:00

Liquid Music Series: Pekka Kuusisto: Tuning Meditation

The Liquid Music Series, a partner of New Amsterdam, co-presents with Walker Art Center a rare solo performance by violinist Pekka Kuusisto, inspired by themes of I am you, you are too, an exhibit that explores contemporary life through themes of citizenship, belonging, borders and barriers.

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Ecstatic Music Festival: Irreversible Entanglements, Amina Claudine Myers & Nicole Mitchell
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Ecstatic Music Festival: Irreversible Entanglements, Amina Claudine Myers & Nicole Mitchell

From Copenhagen to Brooklyn, the “revolutionary" (Shadowproof.com) free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements has shared its message of liberation, starting with its first appearance at a Musicians March Against Police Brutality in New York City in early 2015. Comprised of mesmerizing vocalist Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) – whose searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power drive each work, alto saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, double bassist Luke Stewart and Tcheser Holmes on drums, this quintet will join forces for a unique evening of music-making with two equally powerful artists: Legendary pianist/vocalist/improviser Amina Claudine Myers, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1966; and the "furiously inventive" (Los Angeles Times) composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell. A member of the AACM since 1965, her influences are multi-dimensional, across generations and genres. She received a 2011 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, and has been named “the most important jazz flutist of her generation" (Allaboutjazz.com).

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Liquid Music Series: Kim Gordon & Dimitri Chamblas
Mar
4
to Mar 5

Liquid Music Series: Kim Gordon & Dimitri Chamblas

The Liquid Music Series, a partner of New Amsterdam, presents French choreographer/dancer/curator Dimitri Chamblas with musician/songwriter/visual artist Kim Gordon in an intimate and highly experimental evening of improvisatory music and movement. Co-presented with American Swedish Institute.

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Ecstatic Music Festival: 2019 Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Ecstatic Music Festival: 2019 Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org.

Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 50 works of music for New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.

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Ecstatic Music Festival: ETHEL & Face the Music
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

Ecstatic Music Festival: ETHEL & Face the Music

Special guest appearance by Todd Rundgren.

NYC's "infectiously visceral" (Pitchfork), "vital and brilliant" (New Yorker) string quartet ETHEL teams up with the dynamic youth ensemble Face the Music for an afternoon of invigorating new music. The performance showcases repertoire commissioned for ETHEL and developed during the quartet's 2018-19 residency with Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center.

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Ecstatic Music Festival: Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Ecstatic Music Festival: Brooklyn Youth Chorus

A New Sounds co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer.

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus presents a live collaboration with the beloved rock duo Wye Oak, plus the premiere of a new work by Owen Pallett plus other collaborators TBA. Acclaimed for their "enormous versatility and polish" (New York Times), the Brooklyn Youth Chorus has been praised for their "perfect intonation" (Classical Voices) and "astonishingly secure performances" (New Yorker) .

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New Amsterdam Records and (Le) Poisson Rouge Turn 10: Roomful of Teeth, Olivia Chaney, Arooj Aftab, and NewAm Oral History Discussion
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

New Amsterdam Records and (Le) Poisson Rouge Turn 10: Roomful of Teeth, Olivia Chaney, Arooj Aftab, and NewAm Oral History Discussion

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of New Amsterdam Records and (Le) Poisson Rouge - Olivia Chaney, Arooj Aftab, and Roomful of Teeth perform at LPR's main space in New York, NY, along with a NewAm Oral History Discussion from Will Robin.

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Liquid Music Series: Vijay Iyer & Teju Cole
May
31
to Jun 1

Liquid Music Series: Vijay Iyer & Teju Cole

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents Vijay Iyer, “one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries" (Time Out New York), WITH Teju Cole, “one of the most vibrant voices in contemporary writing” (Los Angeles Times) in a powerful new collaboration. Blind Spot combines Cole’s photography and spoken prose with Iyer’s “provocative and accessible, intellectually substantive and sensuously attractive” (Chicago Tribune) music in an investigation of humanity’s voluntary blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history. The program opens with new work by Iyer for piano quintet with musicians from the SPCO.

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