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Short Conversation With JG Thirlwell

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.06.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

JG Thirlwell has been one of my favorite artists for many years. He is unveiling a program of string quartets this Sunday August 9, 2015 here in New York at the Noguchi Museum (info below).

Artist Profile: Interview with Composer Andy Akiho

Joel Garten | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

Andy Akiho's compositions have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the L.A. Philharmonic, Bang On a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music.

Asphalt Orchestra Plays the Pixies: Lincoln Center Out of Doors, July 28

Jessica Schmitz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Jessica Schmitz

When I started playing flute in the early '90s, I never anticipated that one day I'd be playing death metal on a plastic piccolo while climbing the walls of Lincoln Center wearing combat boots.

Band Camp Karaoke: Bang on a Can @ 92YTribeca

Jessica Schmitz | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Jessica Schmitz

Since it opened its doors in 2002, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival has rapidly established itself as a preeminent international new music mecca: nearly 400 musicians have attended, coming from over 50 countries.

Bang on a Can @ MoMA: Where Past and Present Meet (PHOTOS)

Jessica Schmitz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Jessica Schmitz

2013-02-04-schmitz_flute.jpgNo longer on track to pursue a conventional performance career, I once again found myself pondering my professional future. (Maybe a stint with the circus would resolve my creative angst?)

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #4: Owen Pallett

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

On March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in New York City's Merkin Hall, Ecstatic Music Festival all-star Nadia Sirota joins two indie songwriters -- pianist Thomas Ba...

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #3: Gabriel Kahane

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

The Ecstatic Music Festival is now entering the home stretch. And while the festival hinges on the creation and performance of new works conceived wi...

Ecstatic Music Festival: The First Week in Review

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Note: Because the Ecstatic Music Festival is in large part meant to highlight brand new works that are born from collaboration between artists, for th...

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #2: Alarm Will Sound's Alan Pierson and Matt Marks

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Two members of the contemporary music band Alarm Will Sound discuss the group's upcoming concert and the importance of composer Steve Reich.

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #1: Jefferson Friedman

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

In a recent phone conversation, Jefferson Friedman and I discussed "record" versus "song cycle," composing on roofs, and New York's "Winter of Love."

WATCH: Best Under-The-Radar Music To See At The Ecstatic Music Festival

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

With a staggering number of composers, singer-songwriters, and performers contributing their talents to the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City--...

More Than One Way to Bang That Can

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jan Herman

Spent a few hours listening to the performances at the BANG ON A CAN Marathon 2009 with a friend of mine who has little patience for la sonorité artistique.