New Thread Quartet presents “Explorations Vol. 2” – Dimenna Center
New Thread Quartet presents Explorations Vol. 2: New Works for Saxophone
Thursday, April 20, 8:00pm
Dimenna center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
New Thread Quartet presents works by Max Grafe, Taylor Brook, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Adam Mirza.
New York’s most adventurous saxophone quartet returns for its second annual series exploring new music for saxophones, pushing the ensemble beyond its traditional boundaries. Explorations Vol. 2 features hyper-modern works by four next-generation compositional voices, with a common theme of “Innovation-through-Notation.” Karst by Max Grafe charts the dramatic and musical implications of an initial explosive event – a cataclysmic or traumatic occurrence – followed by an exploration of sharply contrasting, but interrelated musical characters. A shout to the Belgian saxophone player and bandleader, Fud Candrix, Taylor Brook’s Flux Candrix toys with musical quotation and stylistic allusion. Adam Mirza explores dynamic aspects of musical performance in a new work titled In the House of the Living and the Dead, while Chris Fisher-Lochhead showcases the versatility and power of the modern saxophone in Blissing Out – a work notated entirely in tablature. Works by Grafe, Brook and Mirza are newly commissioned world premieres. This concert is presented by New Thread Quartet and is open to the public. Tickets are $10.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Zach Herchen – firstname.lastname@example.org / 781-718-7100
New Thread Quartet is a presenting partner of Composers Now.
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