Ecstatic Music Festival Unveils Genre-Crossing Line-Up

English: Carla Kihlstedt performing with Sleep...
English: Carla Kihlstedt performing with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at Unlimited 21 in Wels, Austria on 2007-11-12. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Also among the festival’s highlights are programs featuring the composer and violinist Carla Kihlstedt and her band, Causing a Tiger; the new-music ensemble ICE and Face the Music; the Kaufman Center’s teenage new-music orchestra, on Jan. 26; another appearance by Ms. Worden with the composer Sarah Kirkland Snider and the chamber-rock band Clogs, on Feb 6; the composer and visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt and the folk-jazz-ambient band Megafaun, on Feb. 27; the Bang on a Can All-Stars annual People’s Commissioning Fund concert, on March 14; the New York premiere of Steve Mackey’s “String Theory,” by the JACK Quartet and Big Farm, a band that includes Mr. Mackey on guitar and Rinde Eckert, the singer-accordionist, on March 20; and a folk-rock-classical crossover program with the pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, on March 21