Ecstatic Summer, Part of River to River, at Winter Garden Reviewed

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Composers of ambient music and electronic works have had a long, uneasy relationship, sometimes sharing goals and materials, sometimes trying to pull as far apart from one another as possible. But in an installment of Ecstatic Summer — which, in turn, is part of the River to River Festival — at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden on Saturday evening, three composers whose styles are usually worlds apart collaborated on a program of ambient scores that gave the impression that they were of a single mind.