Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 pm
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Bell Orchestre comes together in the beautiful Canadian countryside to make this unique concert film. Bell Orchestre consists of six musical mavericks, including Arcade Fire members Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry, who, on their critically-acclaimed first two albums, have shifted the boundaries of instrumental music. The group cites such diverse influences as Talk Talk, Lee 'Scratch' Parry and Arvo Pärt, which come together to form a contemporary sound as if Debussy had composed his fragile impressionism with the knowledge of the ecstatic possibility of a pop concert.
Experience Ecstatic Music online!
Get up close and personal with trailblazing artists and groundbreaking performances streamed directly to your home. Ecstatic Music has been hailed as "a who's who of the music scene" (WQXR) and "audacious combinations and post-genre hybrids" (The New Yorker). Performances are followed by live post-concert talks with the artists and series curator Judd Greenstein.