Yarn/Wire Profiled

Source: free-times.com.

There’s something surprisingly elegant about the unusual pairing of two pianists with two percussionists in a chamber music group — particularly when you’re talking about playing the kind of adventurous, boundary-pushing avant-garde compositions that fall under the “new music” head of contemporary classical work being made today.

“It just sort of happened that way,” shrugs pianist Laura Barger, a co-director of the New York City-based Yarn/Wire, which has thrived with that eclectic personnel, becoming an urgent force on the contemporary classical scene.