On April 20, 2018, Yarn/Wire will premiere works by ICEBERG composers Victor Baez, Alex Burtzos, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, and Emily Praetorius. Also on the program is a work by Camilo Mendez, a winner of ICEBERG’s second call for scores. Like every ICEBERG event, this concert features an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and discussion with the composers and performers after the show.
Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and modern works that continue to forge new boundaries. Founded in 2005 at Stony Brook University, Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to performances of today’s most adventurous music. The results of their collaborative initiatives with genre-bending artists such as Two-Headed Calf, Pete Swanson, and Tristan Perich point towards the emergence of a new and lasting repertoire that is “spare and strange and very, very new.” (Time Out New York).
Derek Cooper, “Phantom Dances” *
Camilo Mendez, “Cartography of Confined Spaces”
Max Grafe, “Pour les Agréments” *
Emily Praetorius, “Something Like Lagrangian Point”
Victor Baez, “N-Bit Partition”
Alex Burtzos, “we ain’t got no $$$ honey but DAMN we got plenty of ______” *
Ian Antonio, Percussion
Laura Barger, Piano
Russell Greenberg, Percussion
Ning Yu, Piano