Yarn/Wire in Orlando Reviewed

Source: Orlando Sentinel.

Yarn/Wire is a buzzed-about New York ensemble focused on adventurous music. The two pianists and two percussionists turn traditional instruments on their head — plucking piano wires with guitar picks, for example — and generally create sound combinations you’ve never heard before.

The strangeness of the works played Thursday caused the occasional emotional disconnect. But the concert was fascinating from a technical standpoint, and when technique and innovation found an emotional sweet spot, the results were thrilling.