The JACK Quartet in NY Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

The quartet’s performance of extracts from Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3 was part of “Run Time Error,” a dazzlingly off-the-wall evening of music, video and performance art by the visionary Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen. His writing for strings questions every convention of the genre: A player might run the bow alongside the wooden shoulder of a violin or drag it up and down the fingerboard. Another may hold a cello sideways, like a guitar, then sideways in the other direction, then flip it upside down so that it rests on its scroll.