Info for re the Merkin Hall Concert- I have not seen this here, apolgies if it's old news: Wed, March 9 at 7:30 pm Ecstatic Music Festival: Nadia Sirota and Thomas Barlett (Doveman) with Owen Pallett The evening will include the world premiere by Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy) written for violist Nadia Sirota, and Sirota joining Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) to perform new songs by Bartlett and some of Sirota’s close collaborators. They will both also join Pallett for arrangements of his songs. Tickets: $25 Press contact: Joan Jastrebski, 212 501 3386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post by jeeperstseepers on Mar 10, 2011 9:24:55 GMT -5
The audio for Doveman's set was a little rocky too. But yeah, nothing like what happened during Owen's set. He really did keep it together pretty well--so well, in fact, that after my initial WTF reaction to the squawking, I started wondering if it was some new electronic addition to the arrangement that I'm too musically unsophisticated to understand or appreciate. Because he really didn't seem bothered by it, and he kept playing. Then he finally stopped playing so he could stare down the sound guy.
I loved hearing the interesting new arrangements, and I'm very curious to know who he had in mind to sing "Midnight Directives." I think my favorite songs of the night were the lovely and quiet "E is for Estranged" and "What Do You Think Will Happen Now." There's something achingly beautiful about those two, and hearing them performed live with the string quartet and actual piano in addition to the keyboard made me very, very happy.
Oh, and I think we need to start replacing words with "Jesus" in more songs. "If I call you Jesus, darling, would you smile or would you even care?"