Yarn/Wire: Hilos de viento
The new music quartet returns with premieres by Taylor Brook and DM R.
Video of this concert will be available on this page at 7 p.m. ET on November 19.
This event will take place in front of a live audience, and tickets are free.
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Founded in 2005 by four like-minded friends who were graduate students at SUNY Stony Brook, Yarn/Wire is a new music quartet dedicated to the promotion of creative, experimental new music in the United States and abroad. After exhausting the preexisting available music confined under the new music umbrella, they realized in that in order to keep playing, they would have to actively create music in partnership with composers, sound artists, noise musicians, and more around the world. After 15 years, they are still as curious and in love with music as the earlier days of the ensemble, and just as dedicated to finding depth and value in the music they believe in.
Andrés Guadarrama Como hilos de viento y luz
DM R The Sunsets on Mars are Blue (World premiere)
Taylor Brook The Machine Stops (World premiere)
Yarn/Wire: Russell Greenberg and Sae Hashimoto, Laura Barger and Ning Yu, piano
with Jeffrey Gavett, voice
The quartet appeared on our stage in 2017 with a program of Canadian and Colombian music, and for their second performance in our series they premiere new works by Taylor Brook and DM R, whose Studies for Violin and Cello opened counter)induction's concert on our virtual stage last fall.
Andrés Guadarrama (b. 1991) is a Mexico City-based composer, performer, and sound artist. Throughout his work, he designs physical networks of interaction and interdependence between people, objects, spaces, and natural forces that allow the emergence of fluctuating sonic ecosystems. His music has been programmed on Donaueschinger Musiktage, Forum Wallis, Jornadas de Música Contemporánea CCMC, Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez, and the 63rd International Rostrum of Composers. Additionally, Andrés cofounded Vorágines, a collective platform for the production and dissemination of new music and is a member of the transdisciplinary ensemble Attica! Guadarrama holds a degree in Composition and Music Theory from the Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música (CIEM).
DM R (Diana M. Rodriguez) was born in Bogotá and she is currently based in New York. She is a composer of electroacoustic music, and curator in Columbia Composers, C3, and CanvaSound. Her work, influenced by pop culture, Colombian folk, and Rock en Español, has been presented by artists like ICE, Yarn/Wire, ECCE Ensemble, Ludovico Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, Berrow Duo, Eric Drescher, and Josh Modney at the BANFF Centre for the Arts and Creativity, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the Boston Conservatory, University of North Colorado, the Coral Gables Museum, and the New England Conservatory. Currently, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, DM R holds a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory and a bachelor’s degree from the New World School of the Arts at the University of Florida. Her ongoing projects include collaborations with TAK ensemble, Alarm will Sound, and Sound Icon.
Taylor Brook writes music for the concert stage, electronic music, music for robotic instruments, as well as music for video, theatre, and dance. Described as “gripping” and “engrossing” by the New York Times, Brook’s compositions have been performed around the world by ensembles and soloists such as the Ensemble Ascolta, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Quatuor Bozzini, Talea Ensemble, and others. Brook studied composition with Brian Cherney in Montreal, with Luc Brewaeys in Brussels, and with George Lewis and Georg Haas in New York. In 2008, he studied Hindustani music and performance with Debashish Bhattacharya in Kolkata. His music is often concerned with finely tuned microtonal sonorities. In 2018 Brook completed a doctorate in composition at Columbia University with Fred Lerdahl and was a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in music composition. Currently Brook is a Banting Fellow at the University of Victoria and the technical director of TAK ensemble.
The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation. The Fall 2021 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support for this concert comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc.