Photograph by: Amanda Hatfield
Needless to say, Julia Holter and Laurel Halo have both had pretty sterling years.
Holter’s triumphal Ekstasis has parachuted her up end-of-year lists and onto Domino’s books. Halo, meanwhile, has got serious props in certain quarters for her bold Hyperdub LP Quarantine, and has been at the top of her remix game.
As Dummy report, Holter and Halo have been commissioned to produce a new performance for New York’s Ecstatic Music Festival. The pair will be working with Parisian electro-acoustic composer Daniel Wohl, who has previously written for the likes of So Percussion and the American Symphony Orchestra. Members of Wohl’s experimental collective TRANSIT will also contribute.
Information about the nuts and bolts of the show is scant, but a brand new collaborative piece from the collected players is promised. There is also mention of familiar pieces being given “new arrangements and configurations for live instrumentalists”. ‘Marienbad’ segueing into ‘Aquifer’? Sounds alright to us.
The show will take place at the Merkin Concert Hall on Saturday February 23. Tickets and further information are available here. Other performances at the Ecstatic Music Festival include a (highly promising) collaboration between DJ/Rupture and Zs, and a team-up between Deerhoof and contemporary ensemble Dal Niente.