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“The alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times)
“A feather in the cap of the avant-classical scene” (The New Yorker)
More than 75 composers, creators and performers from across the sonic spectrum come together for nine collaborative, one-night-only performances in Merkin Concert Hall.
“Xenia Rubinos can make social consciousness sensual,” says the New York Times. Her catchy yet exuberantly visceral songs meld weighty social issues with intimately personal ones and draw from a broad palette of influences ranging from Caribbean and jazz to indie rock, hip-hop and punk. Xenia will team up with Adam Schatz’s Civil Engineering, a high-energy, 10-member multi-dimensional big band led by the protean multi-instrumentalist Schatz, “New York’s Indie Rock Zelig” (New York Observer) and Landlady frontman, to perform new arrangements of her songs, his songs, and composers they love, and to premiere new works written for the Ecstatic Music Festival.
Curator’s Note from Judd Greenstein
I had wanted to work with both Adam and Xenia separately, having been a fan both of Xenia’s latest record and Adam’s work with his band Landlady. Adam and I were discussing collaborative possibilities, and when he mentioned Xenia, it was one of the quickest “yes”-es I’ve ever had as a curator. This show is going to be a powerhouse, I can’t wait.
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