"A moment later, the storm broke. Gusts buffeting the exterior created an apocalyptic bass rumble; lashes of rain sounded like a hundred snare drums. The voices bobbed on the welter of noise, sometimes disappearing into it and sometimes riding above. As Adashi’s music subsided, the storm subsided in turn. In my experience, music has never seemed closer to nature.
Rehearsing for this week’s performances of @brycedessner #triptych at the @hollandfestival with the wonderful @askoschon
New album by our very own @carolineadelaideshaw and great friends @attaccaquartet is out!!!! Released by @newammusic and @nonesuchrecords It is truly stunning! Congratulations, you beauties!!!
@bcarterwells working with the new band for the #triptych show last night at the @kennedycenter
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In the world of classical music, bricolage is the name of the game.
A French word and academic theory, bricolage refers to the “construction achieved by using whatever comes to hand.” Classical music has existed for hundreds of years and the exchange, blending, and reimagining of ideas is what drives the genre through its many evolutions. Beethoven borrowed from Mozart’s model for sonatas and string quartets, expanding on his stylings to launch the world into the Romantic era. Stravinsky and Copland borrowed from Russian and American folk music respectively, bringing a populist appeal to what was previously the music of the elite.
For Greenville, N.C. native Caroline Shaw, everything from synth-pop to square-dancing have contributed to her sound.
A few of our favorite shots (📸: @photo_by_baranova) from behind-and-within the scenes of the full theatrical version of @brycedessner’s Triptych with librettist @heykorde, director @kanezaschaal, soloists @aliciahallmoran and @zayrob423, the production team @arktype, and our favorite friends on the road, @nomadsoundinc. Next up, a concert version of the show for @bigearsfestival 3/22 and then on to @kennedycenter for another theatrical staging 4/6. Come check this out! Full schedule via link in bio
@bcarterwells behind the veil. @roomfulofteeth @brycedessner
Wrapping up a packed-full-February rehearsal period here in Brooklyn! Today, in the studio with @sara.jobin before we head out to premiere #mapplethorpe #triptych show in Los Angeles under her brilliant conduction.
A huge thanks to @newyorkermag and #burkhardbilger for devoting months to capture who we are and paint such an honest portrait of our past ten years. This is a real gift.
Link in bio, ink in this week’s issue