Ecstatic Music Festival: M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet

  • Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States

Extra Life and Zs founding member Charlie Looker and the “daring and ferocious” (Chicago Reader) Mivos Quartet join composer/countertenor M. Lamar for the premiere of Lamar’s "Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche," a song cycle with art direction by Sabin Calvert. M. Lamar crafts sprawling narratives of radical racial and sexual becoming with songs the Ottawa Citizen calls “a cross stylistically between operatic excess, old-fashioned Negro spirituals and demonic possession.” The program also includes new work by Looker, including arrangements of music by his bands Extra Life, Seaven Teares and Psalm Zero.