Ecstatic Fest was a great experience. Had so much fun and been so busy that I forgot to update my site these past couple of months. Our show got a group of great reviews including one from the New York Times. Also Brooklyn Vegan went to the concert and took a couple of pictures. Plus Q2 Music recorded it in its entirety and you can listen to it online! Full list of reviews and sources below.
From The Greene Space:
At the nexus of the active, New York-centric indie-classical scene, Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival is a ground-breaking series emphasizing vibrant, adventurous ensembles and unlikely collaborations between composers from the pop and classical realms. In this its second year, the festival returns with a star-studded line-up of artists from diverse musical backgrounds. Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, Q2 Music’s preview concert features music and conversation with Ecstatic Music Festival composer-performersJason Treuting, Angélica Negrón, and Jherek Bischoff as well as a conversation with composer and festival founder and curator, Judd Greenstein.
More information here: http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2012/feb/01/q2-music-previews-ecstatic-music-festival/
I’m very honored to have been selected for an artist feature by innovative software makers Ableton! You can learn more about my approach when composing and working with Live by reading the full article here: http://www.ableton.com/articles/angelica-negron-toys-noise
From Kaufman Center:
The “mesmerizing” (New Yorker) multi-instrumentalist and composer Sxip Shirey (pictured) teams up with Angélica Negrón, composer of “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR) music for an evening of fabulously eclectic and sonically wide-ranging collaboration. In addition to working together, they will be joined by a slate of special guests, including violinist/composer/Ableton master Todd Reynolds, guitar sound-architect Noveller (“simultaneously soothing and mind-wrecking,” NY Press), the wine-glass/guitar marvel Jonny Rodgers (“beautiful, fragile and consistently challenging,” New Haven Register). The teen alt-classical sensations Face the Music (“stunning,” “polished, exuberant,” New York Times) will give the world premiere of Angélica Negrón’s El Gran Caleidoscopio.
So excited to be part of this festival and to be working with such wonderful musicians. Please get your tickets here: http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/ecstatic-music-festival-sxip-shirey-and-angelica-negron-with-special-guests
The UnCaged Festival is coming up! We will be hopping around New York City in a three-day extravaganza celebrating all things toy. I will be singing three songs for voice and toys on Tuesday November 29th during the Playhouse at Dixon. Also performing that night are my friends Matt Evans, Phyllis Chen and toy piano legend Margaret Leng Tan. On Saturday December 3rd come to the wonderful Toy Bonanza at Dimenna Center where Phyllis Chen, the festival founder, will be performing my piece “The Little Things” among other great performers including Miguel Frasconi & Takuji Kawai.
I’m also very excited to announce that I’ll be part of Ecstatic Music Fest 2012. I’ll be collaborating with multi-instrumentalist and composer Sxip Shirey and also with guitar sound-architect Noveller. I’ll write more about these collaborations in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!