News From New Amsterdam Records: New Am Artists at Two NYC Festivals

Newspeak, fresh off their debut New Amsterdam release, sweet light crude, will perform at two groundbreaking NYC festivals in the next week. Tomorrow night, as part of the Tune-In Festival, the group will join eighth blackbird and red fish blue fish for a concert exploring the political in music, featuring pieces by Matt Marks, David T. Little, Stefan Weisman, Frederic Rzewski, Louis Andriessen, and more. (Pre-concert artist talk will begin at 6:00 pm, featuring Lisa Kaplan, Tim Munro and David T. Little, and moderated by Kristy Edmunds, Armory Consulting Artistic Director.) The show will take place at the Park Avenue Armory at 7:30PM. More info/tix can be found here.


Next week on Thursday, Feb. 24, the group will perform as part of a very special collaborative Ecstatic Music Festival set with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, featuring music by Vijay Iyer, Nicole Lizée, and Newspeak’s own David T. Little. As part of the set, Newspeak will premiere The Sleep Room, Part 1, the first-ever commissioned work for an ensemble other than his own by Grammy nominee Darcy James Argue. Argue’s 18-piece big band Secret Society, called “a wholly original take on big band’s past, present and future” (Newsweek), will perform new works by highly-acclaimed pianist/composer Vijay Iyer, winner of the 2010 Jazz Journalists Association Artist of the Year Award, the Montreal-based composer Nicole Lizée and Newspeak founder David T. Little. More info and tickets can be found here.



All Ecstatic Music Festival shows are presented by Kaufman Center at Merkin Concert Hall in association with New Amsterdam Records.