NTQ recording

NTQ recording

Last week NTQ headed into the studio to record half of our debut album! We’re very excited to share some of the great music we’ve been working on, so stay tuned.

RWO: Manifesto on the Ledge

RWO Manifesto on the Ledge

This weekend I’ll be premiering Anna Meador’s Manifesto on the Ledge with Rhymes With Opera. RWO is always a blast to play with and I’m really excited for this production. Join us:

RWO premieres Manifesto on the Ledge
124 Bank Street Theatre – 124 Bank St., New York, NY
Friday, 8pm – *I won’t be playing this performance
Saturday, 8pm
Sunday, 2pm

Tickets ($20) and info here: http://www.rhymeswithopera.org/14-15-season/manifesto-on-the-ledge/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569839956614942/

Frederic Rzewski: Attica (Coming Together, Part Two)
Matthew Triplett: I Promise To Be Good
Anna Meadors, text by John Paul Carillo: Manifesto On The Ledge (World Premiere, RWO Commission)

NTQ at Spectrum

NTQ at Spectrum 2015

New Thread had a blast playing at Spectrum NYC last Friday on Richard Carrick’s Friday Night Loud series. Our program will included two of NTQ’s latest commissions: Luke Schwartz’s Open Link in New Tab for electric guitar & saxophone quartet and Pat Muchmore’s Hyperoperator3 for two tenor and two baritone saxophones.

Stayed tuned for video. In the meantime, maybe you’d like to check out some NTQ recordings or join our mailing list? Head over to http://www.newthreadquartet.com/.

Two Shows in Boston


I’m braving the weather and heading up to Boston for two cool shows:

New Thread Quartet premiere’s Kathryn Salfelder’s “Stolen From Above” on her DMA recital.
Sat, Feb 28 @ 8pm
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Ok, this one’s just outside of Boston:
“Love, For Now”, a recital exploring love (and madness) in modern times with soprano Elisabeth Halliday and cellist Rachel Gawell. A reception will follow the concert.
$20 suggested donation
Sun, Mar 8 @ 2pm
Follen Church Sanctuary
755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Amy Beth Kirsten: Fire Balloon
Ryan Jesperson: Ephemeral Moments
Richard Cameron-Wolfe: MeMarie
Juan María Solare: three duets from the cycle Railway
Adam Knauss: A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day: History of a Date (premier)

Premiere of Hjertmann’s Sunstruck

New Thread Quartet is excited to share our premiere performance of Ben Hjertmann’s Sunstruck! This commission resulted in a wonderful 30 minute piece that makes use of vibrant chords, microtones, and multiple vibrato techniques in a varied soundscape.

To learn more about Sunstruck, watch our pre-performance chat with Ben:

Sunstruck was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit my project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/sunstruck/

NTQ Recital, Premiere of “Sunstruck”


This Sunday is New Thread Quartet’s big premiere of Ben Hjertmann’s Sunstruck, a 30 minute contemplative microtonal work focused on the idea of intuition. Ben will give a pre-performance talk about his composition at the concert. In case you missed it, check out our live stream chat with Ben on YouTube.

FREE and presented by Con Vivo Music
NTQ recital featuring the premiere of Hjertmann’s Sunstruck
Sunday, Sept 28, 5:00pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church – 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ
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Ben Hjertmann: Sunstruck *world premiere
Michael Djupstrom: Test
Marcelo Lazcano: Ser
Roberto Kalb: Ryden Scenes

Sunstruck was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit NTQ’s project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/sunstruck/
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