Dan Deacon is set to perform two classical oriented shows over the next week in New York City, starting with tonight’s performance at The Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, and again on March 26th at Carnegie Hall as part of a Celebration of composer John Cage.
Dan Deacon will drop a series of world premieres tonight, including his first ever string quartet (Tues, March 20th) in New York City at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall (show link) He’ll be flexing his composer side with newly written works performed by lively new music groups NOW Music and Calder Quartet, while still keeping the energy level just as high as he did with his DIY electronic music.
The show is going to be streamed by NPR (link), and comes right before Deacon’s Carnegie Hall debut on Monday, March 26th.
Tue, 3/20/12 : Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble & the Calder Quartet
7:30PM at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall (located at 129 W. 67th St.)
New Sounds® Live hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer
Dan Deacon returns to the Ecstatic Music Festival after last year’s sold-out show, this time writing a series of new works for acclaimed chamber groups NOW Ensemble (“a deft young group gaining attention,” New Yorker) and the Calder Quartet (“outstanding,” New York Times), both for the individual ensembles and for the two together in a mini-chamber orchestra. Also featured on the program will be new work for disklavier player piano. The pieces will be performed in 3 section of one large piece: ‘An Opal Toad With Obsidian Eyes.’
Domino recently announced the world-wide signing of Dan Deacon to the label. Deacon is currently working on his debut release for the label, a full-length album due sometime in 2012.
Dan Deacon has spent the past year performing in more non-traditional settings and arrangements, often collaborating with pals So Percussion and other musicians. He was also invited by Francis Ford Coppola to score his latest film, Twixt. Last year also saw the re-release of Deacon’s entire catalog in different formats by Carpark Records.
03/20 New York, NY – The Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall
03/26 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall