Yarn / Wire Upcoming Performances

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Four Essential New York City Concerts

The Kitchen, October 6, 2017
Music of Enno Poppe: Tonband (2012), Feld (2017) [Yarn/Wire commission, NYC premiere]

Yarn/Wire/Currents, presented by Blank Forms December 2, 2017
New Commissions from Klaus Lang, Michelle Lou

Miller Theatre, February 1, 2018
Raphaël Cendo Portrait Concert (with Either/Or ensemble)

Miller Theatre – Popup Concert, March 6, 2018
Catherine Lamb, curvo totalitas (US premiere of extended 2017 version)

United States Touring and Residencies

Yarn/Wire continues its dedication to the promotion of diverse contemporary musical styles throughout 2017-18 through festival appearances and university residencies around the United States. During these residencies, the quartet will reach out to the entire community in a series of workshops, master classes and lectures while presenting music from its ever-evolving and expanding repertoire. Yarn/Wire brings programs and residency activities to some of the top institutions in the US, including:

EMPAC, Troy NY – September 22, 2017 (Music of Enno Poppe: Tonband (2012), Feld (2017) [Yarn/Wire commission, world premiere]
Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeles – January 8, 2018
UNC Chapel Hill – February 2/3, 2018
Columbia Composers Concert, March 10, 2018 – NYC venue TBA
Brandeis University, March 15-18, 2018
Southern Exposure festival, University of South Carolina, March 21-24, 2018
Brown University, April 5/6, 2018
Austin Texas, Spring 2018 date tba
Yarn/Wire 2017-18 Repertoire Summary
Rick Burkhardt – new work (WP, Rainy Days Festival Commission)
Raphaël Cendo – Direct Action
Ann Cleare – I Should Live in Wires for Leaving You Behind (2014)
Aaron Einbond – The Kind of Problem a City is (2016)
Catherine Lamb – curvo totalitas (WP new version – Rainy Days Comm)
Klaus Lang – new work (WP – YW Commission)
Michelle Lou – new work (WP – YW Commission)
Alvin Lucier – Oases (2016)
Thomas Meadowcroft – Walkman Antiquarian (2013)
Alex Mincek – Images of Duration (2016)
Enno Poppe – Feld (WP – YW commission), Tonband
Jasper Vanpaemel – new work (Transit Festival Commission)
Anthony Vine – distance/absence (2016)

Yarn/Wire is a New York-based percussion and piano quartet (Ian Antonio and Russell Greenberg, percussion / Laura Barger and Ning Yu, pianos). Noted for its “spellbinding virtuosity” (TimeOut NY) and “mesmerizing” performances (New York Times) the ensemble is admired for the energy and precision it brings to performances of today’s most adventurous music. Founded in 2005, Yarn/Wire is dedicated to expanding the repertoire written for its instrumentation, through commissions and collaborative initiatives that aim to build a new and lasting body of work. Influenced by its members’ experiences with classical music, avant-garde theatre, and rock music, the ensemble champions a varied and probing repertoire. In 2016, the ensemble won first prize in the open category as part of the inaugural M-Prize competition at the University of Michigan. More recently, it is has been honored by Stony Brook University as one of its “40 under 40”alumni who are leaders in their field. Yarn/Wire has commissioned many American and international composers including Raphaël Cendo, Zosha Di Castri, Peter Evans, Michael Gordon, George Lewis, Alex Mincek, Thomas Meadowcroft, Misato Mochizuki, Tristan Murail, Sam Pluta, Kate Soper, and Øyvind Torvund. The group has given the United States premieres of works by Enno Poppe, Stefano Gervasoni, and Georg Friedrich Haas, among others. As well, the ensemble enjoys collaborations with genre-bending artists such as Tristan Perich, David Bithell, Sufjan Stevens, and Pete Swanson. Yarn/Wire has recorded for the WERGO, Distributed Objects, Populist, and Carrier record labels in addition to maintaining their own imprint. Yarn/Wire appears internationally at prominent festivals and venues including the Lincoln Center Festival, BAM, New York’s Miller Theatre, River-to-River Festival, La MaMa Theatre, Festival of New American Music, London’s Barbican Centre, the Edinburgh International Festival, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble’s Modern Academy. Their ongoing series, Yarn/Wire/Currents, serves as an incubator for new experimental music at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. Through these and other activities, including educational residencies and other outreach programs, Yarn/Wire works to promote new music in the United States.