ANNOUNCING: the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival

Presented by the Kaufman Music Center in association with New Amsterdam Presents, the Ecstatic® Music Festival returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum.

This winter, nearly 100 composers and performers will premiere collaborative works that give audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience music that 's fresh, unexpected and utterly unique. The 2015 EMF launches with two free performances presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place on January 15 & 16, 2015, and continues with eight concerts at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall through April 16, 2015.

Full Line-Up:

January 15 - April 16, 2015

John Zorn & Talea Ensemble

Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert

Julia Holter, Alex Temple & Spektral Quartet

Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert: 
Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton & Ben Frost

Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, Billy Martin & Wicked Knee

ETHEL, Kaki King & John King

Xiu Xiu & Mantra Percussion

Helado Negro & thingNY

Mantra Percussion, Wet Ink Ensemble & Deborah Lohse
with the Shakedown Dance Collective

Ian Williams & Mantra Percussion 


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Presented by Kaufman Music Center in association with New Amsterdam Presents, the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival will include three New Sounds Live concerts hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, which will be webcast live on Q2 Music and taped for future broadcast on WNYC. Q2 Music is the festival’s digital venue and will be the center for on-demand artist interviews and concert audio.