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  • richardmitnick 12:08 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Amsterdam Records: “2018 Ecstatic Music Festival – Margaret Leng Tan Premieres George Crumb, Suzanne Farrin, & Kelly Moran” 

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    presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

    Merkin Concert Hall

    Thursday, Apr. 26, 7:30pm

    Margaret Leng Tan Premieres George Crumb, Suzanne Farrin, & Kelly Moran

    Margaret Leng Tan – Photo by Michael Dames

    Work-in-progress video of METAMORPHOSES, BOOK Iby George Crumb, written for and performed byMargaret Leng Tan.

    A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
    & streamed live on http://www.NewSounds.org.

    This concert embodies the bountiful extended potential of the piano – the now “classic avant-garde” prepared piano of John Cage; George Crumb, the venerable master still discovering new means of expression within his inimitable style; and Kelly Moran’s latest contribution to the prepared piano repertoire alongside Suzanne Farrin’s bold forays into new sonic territory. All this channeled through Margaret Leng Tan, hailed by the Washington Post as “the formidable doyenne of the avant-garde piano who has built a career on upending tradition, pushing her instrument into fresh, no-holds-barred sonic worlds.”

    Tan gives the New York premiere of Metamorphoses, a major new work written for her by the seminal 20th century composer George Crumb, for amplified piano, toy piano, percussion and voice. Metamorphoses is performed with Monica Duncan’s video projections, in which atmospheric visual textures complement the music. Tan will also premiere two new EMF-commissioned pieces by young composers responding to Cage and Crumb’s influence: a work for prepared piano by Kelly Moran, and a haunting new piece by 2017 Rome Prize winner Suzanne Farrin that acknowledges not only Crumb’s important contribution to American music, but, in Farrin’s words, “also Margaret Leng Tan’s special role as the artist who has brought the piano’s insides to life on stage.” Works by Toby Twining and John Cage round out the program.

    At this concert, Kaufman Music Center will host Mode Records’ CD launch of Metamorphoses (Book l), a live recording made from Margaret Leng Tan’s performance at the Donaueschinger Musiktage (Germany) in October 2017.

    Curator’s Note from Judd Greenstein
    It’s exciting to be premiering a piece by George Crumb, one of the seminal composers of the 20th century, and to see how young composers respond to his work. His music has been an underrated influence on multiple generations of creative musicians, cutting across the classical/non-classical spectrum. And it’s a great honor to have Margaret Leng Tan, a very influential and important interpreter of contemporary and toy piano music, as a voice on this program.

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  • richardmitnick 1:00 PM on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Amsterdam Records: “Thursday, Apr. 19, 7:30pm ModernMedieval and Julianna Barwick” 

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    Merkin Concert Hall

    Thursday, Apr. 19, 7:30pm
    ModernMedieval and Julianna Barwick
    Julianna Barwick


    Modern Medieval

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    Julianna Barwick

    A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org

    Some of the greatest voices in contemporary music come together! Julianna Barwick’s ethereal, powerfully emotive voice paired with celebrated performers of early music ascends into a thrilling and truly ecstatic sonic world. Featuring premieres of new works by Barwick, Caleb Burhans, “New York’s mohawked Mozart” (Time Out New York), and Caroline Shaw, the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The three-member super-group ModernMedieval features former Anonymous 4 founder Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek and Roomful of Teeth’s Martha Cluver and Eliza Bagg.

    Curator’s Note from Judd Greenstein
    Julianna Barwick has been one of my favorite composer-performers for years, layering her own voice on top of itself to stunning effect. She was an obvious choice to commission for a collaboration with ModernMedieval, who will help her bring her new work into a new dimension, while also presenting their own dialogue between the contemporary and the medieval. I’m also thrilled to be able to commission Caroline and Caleb, two of the best composers writing for the voice today, to contribute new repertoire for this promising ensemble.

    Click here for more information and tickets to the 2018 Festival and for the complete festival line-up.

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  • richardmitnick 11:55 AM on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Amsterdam Records: “2018 Ecstatic Music Festival – Clockworks and Songs of Mourning” 

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    2018 Ecstatic Music Festival

    presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

    Saturday, Apr. 14, 8:30pm

    Clockworks and Songs of Mourning

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    Jeremy Flower, John Hollenbeck, Ethan Iverson, Carla Kihlstedt, Christopher Tordini & Patrick Zimmerli

    The evening begins with a celebration of the release of composer-saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli’s Clockworks, a musical meditation on time, in all its forms, performed by Zimmerli with former Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Chris Tordini and composer-jazz drummer John Hollenbeck. In the evening’s second half, pop/art song composer-violinist-vocalist Carla Kihlstedt and composer Jeremy Flower join Zimmerli, Tordini and Hollenbeck for the world premiere of Songs of Mourning, an exploration of sorrow ranging from the political to the personal, and other works from their cumulative pasts.

    Please note that this performance begins at 8:30 pm rather than 7:30 pm.

    A collaboration between New Amsterdam Records and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2018, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work.

    Starting Jan. 27 and running through April 26, 2018, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), features collaborations from more than 75 artists, including Margaret Leng Tan, Carla Kihlstedt, Patrick Zimmerli, Ethan Iverson, and many more.

    Click here for more information and tickets to the 2018 Festival and for the complete festival line-up.

    New Sounds is the festival’s digital venue.

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    See the full article here .

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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


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  • richardmitnick 1:14 PM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Amsterdam Records: 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival- Bent Knee and Mantra Percussion” 

    New Amsterdam Records is at the heart of the New Music environment

    2018 Ecstatic Music Festival

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    Presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

    Buy 2 or more EMF concerts and save 20%!

    Thursday, Mar. 29, 7:30pm

    Bent Knee and Mantra Percussion

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    “The silo-smashing sextet Bent Knee taps into chamber pop, industrial rock, metal and prog-rock” (Wall Street Journal). The hard-hitting, experimental Boston band comes together with the visionary, “superhuman” (Time Out New York) Mantra Percussion for new works expanding their already enormous scope and sound. The two ensembles will perform separate sets and then come together to premiere a new work by Bent Knee that weaves influences from across the rock, pop and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole.

    Read an interview with Bent Knee.

    Ecstatic Music Festival: I’d love to know a little bit about how the band was formed. I know you’ve been performing together since 2009 (nearly 10 years!) but how did you all find each other?

    Bent Knee: We all met in school at Berklee in Boston, which is, if nothing else, a wonderful melting pot of musicians. This environment leads to many collaborations with players from a wide range of backgrounds and influences. In creative situations, you learn fairly quickly who you gel with (it’s a lot like dating in that regard), so once we started playing together we just didn’t bother to stop. Nine years, four records, and a thousand shows later, well, here we are.

    Ecstatic Music Festival: Nine years together is no small feat. In that time, how have you changed or grown as an ensemble?

    Bent Knee: We’ve learned to trust and listen to each other a bit more. Any collaborative effort between a group of artists with strong opinions and conflicting aesthetics can be excruciatingly difficult to navigate. The ego is a finicky beast to tame. Nonetheless, we stumbled upon the realization that our music reveals itself in its preeminent form through the democratic process early on, and now that we’ve established a body of work we’re all quite proud of, our confidence in each other’s ideas has grown exponentially.

    EMF: You speak about collaboration within the group. What about other groups or soloists, is collaboration – like what you’re embarking on here for the Ecstatic Music Festival – new to you?

    Bent Knee: Working with outside musicians is nothing new for our studio work, and individually, we’ve all written extensively for other players, but what’s new for this particular project is writing collaboratively on manuscript paper. Notation is something that occasionally happens out of necessity when we’re writing material for Bent Knee, but never in a fully scored out manner. Our process is more trial-and-error, trying things out together in a practice room. Trading Sibelius files and marking up parts while trying to maintain a sense of democracy has been a learning experience, for sure.

    EMF: It sounds like this experience has been a fun new experience for you all. What first interested you most in the opportunity to perform at the Ecstatic Music Festival?

    Bent Knee: Our performance at EMF will be the New York premiere of Paper Earth, our new composition for Bent Knee and percussion ensemble, commissioned in part by the festival. When Judd Greenstein, Ecstatic’s curator and artistic director, contacted us about the possibility of writing a new piece for the band and a chamber ensemble, we were beside ourselves. The Deerhoof/Marcos Balter/Dal Niente collaboration, which Judd put together, was one of our favorite albums of 2016. We jumped on the opportunity to stretch ourselves as musicians and composers, and after nearly nine months of work, we’re thrilled with the result and can’t wait for audiences to hear it for the first time.

    EMF: Now that you’ve gotten the chance to “stretch” yourselves, are there any other styles, or artists in particular, you’re eager to explore and work with in the future?

    Bent Knee: The list is long. At present, we’re particularly inspired by the current landscape of hip-hop. The burning-of-the-playbook mentality is pushing all kinds of artistic boundaries and changing the face of popular music at a rapid pace. We’d love to collaborate with any number of artists making statements inside of the genre.

    Also, after writing for the percussion ensemble, it’d be great to continue working with – and writing for – instrumentations we’re unfamiliar with. Learning to orchestrate for percussion by essentially being thrown into the fire has pushed us musically and intellectually, resulting in creative epiphanies we would never have come to otherwise.

    EMF: I’m sure your fans will agree, your creative epiphanies haven’t let down yet! You do have an amazing fan base, and have been touring all over the world. What is up next for you in 2018? Any new projects on the horizon?

    Bent Knee: After EMF, we’ll be producing a concert film for Paper Earth, working on our fifth studio album, and preparing for a massive summer tour in the US, which will be announced very soon. There’s also a lot of world we have yet to visit, and we’re hoping to make a few more trips overseas as soon as we can. We owe it to our fans in faraway places who have been clamoring for us to come play for them.

    EMF: For those fans out there who love to get an inside look, are there any fun stories or anecdotes which can give a little insight into the family inside the band?

    Bent Knee: It’s hard to know where to start with this one, so I’ll lead with what’s most current. We’re on tour in Europe at the moment (I’m writing this on a train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt), and our voyage from Boston to The Netherlands turned into quite an adventure. After landing in London to catch a transfer to Amsterdam, we learned that our connecting flight was canceled due to a winter storm, and there wasn’t another available for at least another day. On top of that, train tickets from the UK to Holland were completely sold out. We needed to be in Zoetermeer for a performance the following afternoon and couldn’t just hang out in London waiting for another flight, so we wound up taking a total of four local trains over 100 kilometers to Harwich in order to catch a very choppy overnight ferry to the Netherlands. On another train to the actual venue (and this is after about thirty-six hours of travel), hauling tons of gear and merch, an elderly Dutch woman stood up, made this extraordinarily pained face at Ben (our guitarist) muttered “you STINK!” at him, and got off at the next stop. The perfect ending to that crazy saga, really. The show was great, by the way, and luckily, it’s hard for an audience to smell us from the stage.

    EMF: WOW! Sounds like quite an adventure. Finally, can you tell our festival fans what to look forward to most about your concert coming up on March 29th? What’s going to make it stand apart from the rest?

    Bent Knee: More than anything, we’re a musical machine that’s built for live performance. All of our music is written specifically for the stage long before it’s brought into the studio. Venues are our playground, our laboratory, our sanctuary. Performing is a cathartic, transcendent experience for us, and it’s our hope that this feeling is shared by our audience as well. Live music is the quickest path to human connection and pure emotion that we can think of, and if we’re doing our job correctly, our show is no exception. On top of that, we’re adding seven additional percussionists to the mix for the NYC premiere of a brand-new work commissioned by Ecstatic. How could you refuse?

    A collaboration between New Amsterdam Records and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2018, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work.

    Starting Jan. 27 and running through April 26, 2018, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), features collaborations from more than 75 artists, including Margaret Leng Tan, Mantra Percussion, Carla Kihlstedt, Patrick Zimmerli, Ethan Iverson, and many more.

    Click here for more information and tickets to the 2018 Festival and for the complete festival line-up.

    New Sounds is the festival’s digital venue

    SUPPORT NEWAM

    http://WWW.NEWAMRECORDS.COM

    For new music by living composers

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    For great Jazz


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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00AM-2:00PM featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00PM


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  • richardmitnick 12:53 PM on February 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Amsterdam: Ecstatic Music Festival 

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    2018 Ecstatic Music Festival®

    presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

    featuring poets Imani Davis and Ramya Ramana

    Buy 2 or more EMF concerts and save 20%!

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    The artists join forces for an incredible one-of-a-kind collaboration that exemplifies the spirit behind the creation of the Ecstatic Music Festival, now in its eighth year. On the first half of the show, the artists will perform their own works chosen for the occasion. Dronechoir Miracle, the second half of the evening, is a spontaneous set of powerful vocal performances addressing Black Lives, gender equity and racial equality. The work of celebrated poet and spoken word artist Mahogany L. Browne is central to the collaboration.

    Dronechoir is the latest innovation by Arone Dyer of Buke and Gase, the band Pitchfork calls “never anything less than absolutely thrilling.” Dyer has assembled a group of talented women from completely different musical backgrounds to engage in spontaneous performance that bridges the gaps between them. Mahogany L. Browne is Cave Canem Fellow and Programming Coordinator of Black Lives Matter Pratt @ Pratt Institute.

    A collaboration between New Amsterdam Records and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2018, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Starting Jan. 27 and running through April 26, 2018, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), a will feature collaborations from more than 75 artists, including Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Margaret Leng Tan, Glasser, Xenia Rubinos, Mantra Percussion, Mahogany L. Browne, Carla Kihlstedt, Patrick Zimmerli, Ethan Iverson, Buke & Gase’s Arone Dyer, and many more.

    Click here for more information and tickets to the 2018 Festival and for the complete festival line-up.

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  • richardmitnick 11:58 AM on March 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Listen Live: Mountain Goats and Anonymous 4” 

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    Live from Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival 2012

    “On Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm, ET, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the sold-out Ecstatic Music Festival concert of influential, indie pioneers Mountain Goats and the acclaimed early vocal music ensemble Anonymous 4.

    The show centers around a performance of Transcendental Youth, a new song cycle by songwriter John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats presented here in an imaginative arrangement by violinist-composer Owen Pallett for voices, piano and guitar. Pallett, aside from releasing numerous albums under his own name (and previously as Final Fantasy), has worked extensively with such indie-rock icons as Arcade Fire and Grizzly Bear.”

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 5:54 PM on March 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Listen Live: Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble and Calder Quartet” 

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    Live from Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival 2012

    On Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live audio webcast of composer and indie heavyweight Dan Deacon from Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival. Following on last year’s collaboration with So Percussion, Dan Deacon now teams up with NOW Ensemble and the Calder Quartet to present a series of world premiere works for chamber ensembles.”

     
  • richardmitnick 3:03 AM on February 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Richard Reed Parry, Son Lux and yMusic: Live from Merkin Concert Hall “ 

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    A live Webcast of the Ecstatic Music Festival

    On Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm ET, John Schaefer of WNYC’s New Sounds Live hosts a live audio Webcast on Q2 Music of Son Lux, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, and new-music heavyweights yMusic as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival‘s continued collaboration between classical and indie musicians.


    John Schaefer


    yMusic

    Multi-instrumentalist and composer Richard Reed Parry, of the Grammy-winning rockers Arcade Fire, is also a founding member and producer of the Montreal-based instrumental group Bell Orchestre. Ryan Lott, who as Son Lux melds elements of electronica, indie rock, and classical composition, has earned accolades for his two LPs, At War with Walls & Mazes and We Are Rising, a record composed during a single month in response to an NPR challenge.

    yMusic, a sextet of classically-trained New York-based composers, released their debut album, Beautiful Mechanical last fall. The record was rated the number-one classical release of 2011 by The New York Times and included compositional contributions from Son Lux along with indie rock luminaries St. Vincent and Shara Worden as well as from composer and Ecstatic Music Festival curator Judd Greenstein. The ensemble’s collaborative spirit is a microcosm for that of the festival: its members have collaborated with Grizzly Bear, The National, Björk and others.”

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 9:38 PM on February 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Jherek Bischoff & Wordless Music Orchestra: Live from Merkin Concert Hall” 

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    Just Announced: A Live Webcast of the Ecstatic Music Festival’s SOLD-OUT Opening Concert
    Saturday, February 04, 2012

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    Jherek Bischoff

    “This Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the Ecstatic Music Festival’s sold-out opening concert, featuring Seattle-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff. The concert marks the first-ever collaboration between Wordless Music Orchestra and the Ecstatic Music Festival.

    Saturday’s show will feature Bischoff in collaboration with a number of A-list “rock” innovators, including David Byrne, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, Zac Pennington of Parenthetical Girls, singer/songwriter Mirah, Carla Bozulich of the influential alt-country band the Geraldine Fibbers, composer/performer Charlie Looker, and fellow Dead Science member Sam Mickens.”

    Listen to Bischoff discuss Saturday’s upcoming performance in a recent interview with host Nadia Sirota.

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 1:09 PM on February 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Q2 Music Previews the Ecstatic Music Festival 2012” 

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    An Evening of Musical Curiosity and Cross-Pollination at The Greene Space
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012

    “On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, Q2 Music presents a live concert and videocast with a star-studded lineup of composer-performers from this season’s hotly-anticipated Ecstatic Music Festival 2012. Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, the show includes performances by composer-percussionist Jason Treuting of So Percussion, multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negron of Arturo en el Barco, and musical polymath Jherek Bischoff of bands including Xiu Xiu and Parenthetical Girls. The evening also features conversation with composer and Ecstatic Music Festival curator Judd Greenstein.


    Terrance McKnight

    At the nexus of the active, New York-centric indie-classical scene, Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival made a name for itself in its inaugural year as 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 an exciting new line-up of artists from diverse musical backgrounds and its signature emphasis on curiosity, risk and discovery.

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