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New Thread Quartet

Explorations Vol. 1: New Works for Saxophone

Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:30pm | Speyer Hall | 184 Eldridge St

Ticket Information
$10 general admission - online or at the door 



As part of its 5th anniversary season, New Thread Quartet is launching the first in an annual series of programs devoted to the exploration of new music for saxophone quartet, pushing the ensemble beyond its traditional formation. For Explorations Vol. 1, New Thread will perform cutting-edge new works by four uniquely voiced New York composers, featuring modular instrumentation, electronics, lighting, and video, with a common theme of human vs. instrument. Scott Wollschleger's Without World delves deep into a timbral universe where the softest moments feel larger-than-life, framing the multi-sized saxophones as engines of air. Ryan Pratt's Blend for altos/sopranos and electronics showcases the bright lyricism and humanism within natural multiphonic textures. Diarmid Flatley's Six Regions for four saxophonists, five laptops, and interactive video, explores an extended harmonic series through the sonic regions between pure frequencies and the human attempt at such. This concert is presented by New Thread Quartet and is open to the public.


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