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MIND THE GAP: Reflections on Beauty
Creating a musical story of Madam C.J. Walker and the strong communities she fostered in America at the turn of the 20th century.Created By: PUBLIQuartet
in the shelter of the fold / epilogue
NYC Premiere of "in the shelter of the fold / epilogue," with live music by Bang on a Can All-stars, Lesley Flanigan, and PUBLIQuartet.Created By: Doug Varone and Dancers (DOVA, Inc.)
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PUBLIQuartetNew York, NY NYC Impact Fund
Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretation of chamber music makes them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation. Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet rose on the music scene as winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places award, and in 2019 garnered Chamber Music America’s prestigious Visionary Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music. PQ’s genre-bending programs range from 20th century masterworks to newly commissioned pieces, alongside re-imaginations of classical works featuring open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.
PUBLIQuartet has served as artist-in-residence at top institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and National Sawdust and has appeared at a wide variety of venues and festivals, from Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Their latest album, Freedom and Faith, debuted atop the Billboard Classical Charts in May 2019. The 2019-2020 season brings a diverse array of programs to venues across the United States, including a special collaborative project with jazz violinist Diane Monroe.
PUBLIQuartet’s commitment to supporting emerging composers inspired their innovative program, PUBLIQ Access, which promotes emerging composers and presents a wide variety of under-represented music for string quartet–from classical, jazz and electronic, to non-notated, world and improvised music. Other unique projects include MIND|THE|GAP, a series of group-composed works developed by PQ to generate interest in new music while also engaging traditional classical music audiences. These unique creations range from “Bird in Paris” (Claude Debussy meets Charlie Parker) to more recent extended works including “What Is American?” (an exploration of Dvorak’s beloved “American” String Quartet) and Sancta Femina (based on themes by three medieval and baroque female composers).
Founded in 2010, PUBLIQuartet is currently based in New York City.
“Great Danger, Keep Out” (2013) by Matthew Browne
“Great Danger, Keep Out” is a 2015 PUBLIQ Access composition // Performed Live @ The MET Museum, 3.3.17 // “Modern Voices” performance as part of PUBLIQuartet’s MET Museum residency
MIND|THE|GAP: What is American?
Improvisations based on Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet // Performed Live @ The MET Museum, 2.16.17 // . “What is American?” performance as part of PUBLIQuartet’s MET Museum residency
“Extempore Anamnesis” (2013) by Jihyun Kim
“Extempore Anamnesis” is a 2015 PUBLIQ Access Composition // Performed Live @ The Cloisters Museum, 11.5.16 // “The New Baroque” performance as part of PUBLIQuartet’s MET Museum residency