Ten Thousand Hours is a monthly podcast hosted by bassist and composer James Ilgenfritz. Each monthly installment features an interview and performance with a special guest, with an emphasis on understanding the artistic temperament and the practical aspects of life as an experimental composer/performer.
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10khrs on 05/06/2013 at 09:15AM
Thursday May 9 at Roulette, Interpretations presents Marty Ehrlich's Plowshares People and Brandon Ross's For Living Lovers. Plowshares people presents music for string quartet and solo woodwinds, from saxophonist/clarinetist Marty Ehrlich, including the NY premiere of his string quartet Plowshares People, and two world premieres: Lay Down Your Weary Tune for solo clarinet, and Starlings Suite, for string quartet plus alto saxophone. Featuring Jennifer Choi and Cornelius Dufallo – violins; Lev Zhurbin – viola; Alex Waterman – cello. “For Living Lovers” is the instrumental duo of the exceptional acoustic guitarist Brandon Ross and acoustic bass guitarist, Stomu Takeishi, performing Ross’s unorthodox but highly infectious compositions. They are joined by JT Lewis –drums, and Stephanie Richards- trumpets/flugelhorn.
In anticipation of this concert, we are offering four new tracks: Two from Marty Ehrlich's seminal group Darkwoods Ensemble, and two from Brandon Ross, and one featuring his partner with For Living Lovers, bassist Stumo Takeishi.
10khrs on 04/10/2013 at 12:53PM
Paris based Diotima string quartet returns to New York to present a characteristically eclectic set of works from the 20th Century to the current era. Works include the illustrious Henri Dutilleux’s Ainsi la Nuit (called “the only repertory French string quartet of the postwar period” by The New Yorker’s Russell Platt), Japanese modernist Toshio Hosokawa’s Silent Flowers, and two works from LA-based composer Hugh Levick: The Unimagined and Empire Inc, both featured on Diotima’s new CD on Signature Records.
We would like to offer two tracks from Hugh Levick's work for string quartet, Empire, Inc: the first and fourth movements, as performed by the Diotima quartet.