The ferociously fearless JACK Quartet hosted Extended Play, SONiC's all day marathon of New Music featuring some of the most innovative ensembles New York City has to offer. The nine hour extravaganza took place from noon to midnight on October 16, 2011, featured eight ensembles, and highlighted the works of forty-four composers.
This third and final part of the marathon commenced with musical hosts JACK Quartet performing works by another college classmate, Matt Barnson, and by Ensemble 21's Jason Eckardt. The New York-based group Imani Winds opened their set with a piece by their very own flautist, Valerie Coleman, and rounded out their performance with excerpts from DBR's Five Chairs and One Table. The high octane Dither Electric Guitar Quartet attacked an innovative quintet of works and the NOW Ensemble completed the 12-hour marathon of New Music with works off their most recent record Awake.
SONiC Festival Program: October 16, 2011
Extended Play at Miller Theatre
Matthew Barnson: String Quartet No. 3*
Valerie Coleman: Red Clay and Mississippi Delta
Mohammed Fairouz: Wind Quintet (I. March)^
Jason Moran: CaneDaniel Bernard Roumain: Five Chairs and One Table (excerpts)
DITHER ELECTRIC GUITAR QUARTET
Paula Matthusen: but because without this
Lainie Fefferman: Tongue of Thorns
Patrick Burke: Awake
*denotes world premiere