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Yarn/Wire: New Music from Colombia

Americas Society

May 26, 2017


Courtesy of the artists.

Pre-registration for this eventis now closed; box office will open at 6:15 PM in the front lobby.

Admission: FREE for AS and YPA members, and Hunter College students; $20 for non-members. (No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online.) $10 tickets will be available for purchase at the door for students and seniors with ID.

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Two-piano, two-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire has their Americas Society debut in a program focusing on living composers from Colombia, including Ricardo Gallo, Carolina Noguera, and Damián Ponce de León. The performance also features a recent work by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri.


Ricardo Gallo (b. 1978) Transient concessions (2012-2014) *premiere
Carolina Noguera (b. 1977) Desórbitas (2013, rev. 2015)
Damián Ponce de León (b. 1980) Fiebre de Oro (2012-2017) *premiere
Zosha Di Castri (b. 1985) Tachitipo (2016)


Yarn/Wire performs Ann Cleare's I should live in wires for leaving you behind (2014) at Issue Project Room.

About the ensemble

Yarn/Wire is a chamber quartet that specializes in the performance of twentieth- and twenty-first century-music. The unique instrumental combination of two percussionists and two pianists allows the ensemble to interface with both traditional performance practice and emergent stylistic trends with ease. Founded in 2005, Yarn/Wire is admired for the “spellbinding virtuosity” (Time Out NY) and “disciplined precision” (Culturecatch) they bring to performances of today's most adventurous music. The results of Yarn/Wire's collaborative initiatives are pointing toward the development of a new and lasting repertoire; partnerships with genre-bending artists such as Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf and David Bithell have led to the creation of work that is "spare and strange and very, very new." (Time Out NY)