Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ecstatic!

Numinous will perform at the Ecstatic Music Festival in NYC. In its third year, this two month festival is one of the premier forums for new music in New York, featuring artists who organically blend different genres and different influences; the Festival "bring[s] artists together for unexpected and often surprising collaborations exploring the fertile terrain between classical and popular music." Numinous is honored to not only be apart of the Festival with all of the other dynamic and outstanding artists, but also with the opportunity to collaborate with an incredible singer and musician, Imani Uzuri

At Ecstatic we will premiere my new composition, Changing Same, which will premiere on the first half of the Festival performance (and will be recorded soon after). This piece is "bringing it all back home" so to speak: a six­-movement composition where some of the early (pre-rock) popular musical influences I had growing up--­­Prince, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Chuck Brown, Barry White, and Gamble and Huff­­--directly and subtly inform my contemporary classical musical language to create a compelling, intimate, and affirming musical "memory book." The second half of the concert will feature a composition by Imani, as well as a collaborative composition between myself and Imani. It's going to something special so if you're in NYC in March, get your tickets now!

Check back, in the coming weeks as I publish some details and inspirations behind each movement of Changing Same as well as the other music on the Festival.

Saturday March 16th, 2013
129 W. 67th St.
(between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave)
NYC

Tickets available for our concert here or get a Festival pass or build your own ticket package and check out some of the other great concerts on Ecstatic (beyond our concert I'll be at a number of the other Ecstatic Music Festival gigs too so maybe I'll see you there as well)!

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