Ecstatic Music Festival: Mantra Percussion and Ian Williams

January 15, 2015 | 8:00 pm | 200 Vesey Street | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Guitarist and composer Ian Williams has been a member of some of the most influential American progressive rock groups: the ‘90s math-rock innovators, Don Caballero; the experimental rock trio, Storm and Stress; and currently the powerhouse pioneers, Battles. He has undoubtedly expanded the aural lexicon of rock and roll through his virtuosic technique and innovative compositional voice. Williams joins Mantra Percussion, hailed by Time Out New York as both “forward thinking” and “superhuman,” for a full evening of intensely driving percussion, guitar and electronics that intersects Williams’ music at its core.

Also check out tomorrow night’s performance by Mantra Percussion of three new works written by the founding composers of Wet Ink – Sam Pluta, Alex Mincek and Eric Wubbels – to be accompanied by the beautiful choreography of Deborah Lohse and the Shakedown Dance Collective.

Presented by Arts Brookfield as part of Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival, which returns for a fifth season of one-night-only collaborative performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum.

This performance will be recorded by Q2 Music for on-demand streaming at

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