New Thread Quartet presents: Electric Sax V2 // The Cell NYC

Date: May 25, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm

New Thread Quartet presents Electric Sax Vol. 2: Terrain and Barriers, the saxophone quartet’s second annual concert of electroacoustic works for saxophone. This year’s program explores the literal and metaphorical paths across landscapes, through music about terrain, barriers, and the interconnectedness of things.

Erin Rogers’ Fledge is a electroacoustic, quadraphonic companion piece to her 2023 work Foliage for saxophone quartet. cory ryan kasprzyk’s other transforms a physical barrier from an obstruction into something sonically intertwined to the environment. The composition is an exact transcription of a barrier resonance, performed through microtones and extended technique alongside audio and video playback. Matias Vilaplana Stark’s Senderos, leads the musicians in improvisation guided by a video score. The work is created with satellite imagery showing four landscapes from Chile. Karlheinz Essl’s colorado utilizes an interactive “particle accelerator” to superimpose live sound particles of the saxophones across a 4-channel sound projection. The electronic manipulation will be controlled live by Dennis Sullivan.

Electric Sax Vol. 2: Terrain and Barriers
Saturday, May 25, 7:30pm
The Cell – 338 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011
Tickets – Free, suggested $15 donation – available online and at the door
Reception to follow

Erin Rogers – Fledge, for sax quartet and live electronics * #
cory ryan kasprzyk – other, for sax quartet with audio/video playback * #
Matias Vilaplana Stark – Senderos, for sax quartet with video score
Karlheinz Essl – colorado, for sax quartet with live-electronics and 4-channel sound projection +

* world premiere
+ North American premiere
# commisioned by New Thread Quartet

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Posted on April 29, 2024 by erin

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