Elliott Sharp’s Vivarium


Elliott Sharp’s Vivarium is a program of new and recent works partially drawn from his new album, Tranzience, on New World Records. Drawing upon the talents of top new music ensembles JACK Quartet and New Thread Quartet, Vivarium places Sharpe’s works in new contexts.

Elliott Sharp’s Vivarium
Thursday, September 15 @ 8:00pm
Roulette – 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $20/$15 online, $25/20 door
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The program features “Tranzience” performed by JACK Quartet, “Approaching The Arches of Corti” performed by New Thread Quartet; “Homage Leroy Jenkins” performed by Jenny Lin, Rachel Golub, and Joshua Rubin; and “The Hidden Variable” for electro-acoustic guitar performed by Elliott Sharp. The evening will conclude with the the world premiere of “Vivarium,” a graphic score by Sharp that will be performed by all of the musicians taking part in the other pieces.

NTQ Explorations Vol 1


New Thread Quartet recently celebrated our 5h anniversary by kicking off an annual concert series called Explorations. The program featured lots of new music, including live electronics and video, by Scott Wollschleger, Ryan Pratt, Diarmid Flatley, and Pat Muchmore. Stayed tuned as we get ready for our next concert season, including a CD release concert for Elliott Sharp’s Tranzience!

Fashionable Pop Music

Devin Gray Fashionable Pop Music cover

I’m please to share Devin Gray’s new album Fashionable Pop Music will release on Friday May 13! For much of the past year I’ve been working on editing/producing Fashionable Pop Music. The project began as a series of improvised studio sessions that Devin brought to me. Since then we’ve gone through a variety of versions as we condense down the material into an A Side/B Side album. It’s been a blast and I’m very please with the results. I hope you’ll check it out!

Grab a copy, available Friday May 13: http://devingraymusic.com

Eavesdropping on April 17


NTQ is pleased to perform on the season opening concert of Guy Barash’s Eavesdropping Series at Spectrum NYC. Our set features music for sax quartet and electronics including: the US premiere of Ophir Ilzetzki’s Ambience for sax quartet and live electronics, Monte Weber’s Lucidity for soprano, saxophone quartet, and pre-recorded electronics, featuring soprano Alize Rozsnyai; Erin RogersMother Earth for flute, saxophone quartet, and electronics, featuring Andrea Lee Smith on flute; and Matthew Burtner’s Incantation S4-X for saxophone quartet and computer generated sound.

Guy Barash presents: Eavesdropping
Spectrum NYC – 121 Ludlow St, New York, NY
Sunday, April 17 @ 7pm
$15 door / $10 student/seniors
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Ophir Ilzetzki – Ambience
Monte Weber – Lucidity (with soprano Alize Rozsnyai)
Erin Rogers – Mother Earth (with flutist Andrea Lee Smith)
Matthew Burtner – Incantation S4-X

Live 45 at Spectrum – March 5


NTQ is exciting to bring two premieres to Michael Vince’s Live 45 series at Spectrum NYC. The Live 45 series is inspired by settling down to a cup of coffee and an old 45 record, with concerts featuring two new “singles” by composers. Our program will premiere two major works by Spencer Arias and Diarmid Flatley.

Saturday, Mar 5 at 7pm
Spectrum NYC – 121 Ludlow St, New York, NY
$15 door / $10 students
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Spencer Arias’ “Controversy for the sake of Controversy” is a response to the experience of controversial social media posts and the discussions that follow. The piece uses repetition as a way to iterate the repetitiveness that can occur during these discussions.

Diarmid Flatley’s “Six Regions of the k=3 d=6 B={0 4 6} Prime Constellation” is a drone composition in just intonation. Algorithmically generated tones are performed by the saxophonists, who are accompanied by sine tone drones based on the same intervallic relationships and stochastic structures. The result is a slowly shifting harmonic sound-mass which activates the space acoustically through standing waves, sum and difference tones, and beat frequencies.