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Mivos Quartet plays Thomalla, Wuorinen, Ricketts, and Gubaidulina


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 General / $10 Students


Mivos explores notions of history, memory, and the media we use to preserve them with an evening of works by Hans Thomalla, Charles Wuorinen, Matthew Ricketts, and Sofia Gubaidulina. Thomalla’s Albumblatt offers a musical meditation on the scrapbook—in German, Poesiealbum—that considers how both media engage with the ephemeral. Charles Wuorinen’s Josquinana and Matthew Ricketts’ In Partial View instead explore ways in which new music might relate to its musical past, both drawing heavily on the works of French Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez. The program will conclude with Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 4, which looks to examine how musicians interact with their past selves by pairing the live quartet with pre-recorded tape.


This vital young NewYork string quartet embraces toothy modernism with punk-rock verve
— Steve Smith, The New York Times
...the remarkable New York string ensemble Mivos Quartet, a fearless, precise, and forward-looking new-music group dedicated to some of the toughest material being written today.
— Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

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