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“Without World” in hand

Scott Wollschlege, Without World

New Thread Quartet is excited to have our next big commission in hand: Scott Wollschleger’s “Without World”! We are working our way through the piece in rehearsals and will be scheduling a premiere later this year so stay tuned…

RWO Adams Run recording

RWO Adams Run

Last weekend I got to visit Baltimore for a recording session with Rhymes With Opera. We tracked all the instrumental parts for Ruby Fulton’s massive new work Adams Run, set amidst wild weather in a dystopic future world. Two television show hosts vie for the most viewed program in America. Despite their idealogical differences, existential weather woman Julie Shore and environmentalist evangelist the Reverend Billy Noble fall in love. Television producer Dana Daring tells their story from a news perspective as a series of flashbacks. With multiple screens telling stories within stories, post-Minimalist sounds of wild weather, the voices of eccentric characters, and strains of forbidden love, this video opera explores very real problems of climate change, screen obsession, and overblown media in unexpected ways.

Learn more and support the project on their Indie Go Go page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/adams-run-a-rhymes-with-opera-video-production#/

NTQ Album Tracked!

Album Tracked

We’ve finished tracking our debut album! Shooting for a release in 2016 so keep your ears open.

Harvestworks Workshop

Harvestworks

I’m joining composer Mike Sperone for a workshop at Harvestworks on music with live electronics. We’ll be talking about his new piece for me “Saxophone Solo for Solo Saxophone” for alto sax and Max. The events starts at 7pm with a performance of the piece around 7:30pm.

Tuesday, Oct 6 @ 7pm
Harvestworks- 596 Broadway New York, NY
FREE

Darlene Love album release

Darlene Love Album Release

I had a blast playing saxes/flute in the backing band for Darlene Love’s album release event. We got to share the stage with legends Darlene Love, Steven Van Zandt, and Paul Schaffer! Go check our her new record “Introducing Darlene Love”.

NTQ Recording with Elliott Sharp

Elliott Sharp and crew

New Thread Quartet had the pleasure of recording Elliott Sharp’s Approaching the Arches of Corti last week with Judith Sherman at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This piece is for four soprano saxophones and makes extensive use of leg muting to get some really wild sounds from our horns. The recording will be released on New World Records alongside more of Elliott’s music performed by Either/Or and JACK Quartet, so stay tuned!

A huge thanks to Elliott for inviting us to participate in his project and to Judith for such a great recording experience!