Monday, April 4, 2011

Drawing Music :: Ecstatic Music Festival's Grand Finale

Here are a few drawings from the Ecstatic Music Festival's closing concert at the Merkin Concert Hall that took place on March 28 of 2011. Drummer and composer Bobby Previte premiered 'Terminals' with So Percussion, Zeena Parkins (harp/electric harp), John Medeski (piano, Hammond organ), Jen Shuy (er hu, voice)  and DJ Olive (turntables, computer).

So Percussion and Jen Shuy

 Zeena Parkins on harp and So Percussion's Josh Quillen

John Medeski

Bobby Previte

DJ Olive and So Percussion's Eric Beach

Jen Shuy playing Er Hu

Congratulations and thanks to composer and Ecstatic's curator Judd Greenstein for his first [amazing] music festival! It lasted from January 17 untill March 28 and showcased a constellation of most unusual and interesting musical explorers. I attended a few shows. Here is a recap, with thoughts written and drawn:

Judd Greenstein with Olga Bell

Roomful of Teeth

So Percussion with Dan Deacon


  1. So exciting to look at, Julia! I feel like I was there with you.

  2. These are gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous! Not sure how you did it but they FEEL super-smart to boot ;)

  3. Ronnie-thank you-you're always with me...*especially* when I am drawing. :)

  4. Musikati-Kati-thanks, quite the compliment, coming form YOU :) xoxo