On June 2 New Thread Quartet is premiering our next big project: Not Less Than the Good. This 60-minute piece is written by David Morneau for the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth. Not Less Than the Good is an hour-long musical sunrise, simulated by combining the meditative playing of the saxophone quartet with ambient synthesizers, field recordings of early morning hours at Walden Pond, and excerpts from Walden – a secular prayer of hope for enlightenment – performed by poet J. D. McClatchy.
Not Less Than the Good
for saxophone quartet, synthesizer, recorded sounds, and narration
performed by New Thread Quartet, David Morneau (synthesizer), and J.D. McClatchy (pre-recorded narration)
June 2, 7:30pm at The Morgan Library in New York City