The New York-based mini-orchestra yMusic champions music by young composers whose work combines the complexity of classical music, and the tuneful, rhythmic energy of pop. yMusic consists of six virtuosos: Hideaki Aomori, clarinet, bass clarinet; CJ Camerieri, trumpet, French horn; Clarice Jensen, cello; Rob Moose, violin; Nadia Sirota, viola; and Alex Sopp, flute, piccolo. Each of these players is often busy playing with orchestras, chamber groups, and cutting-edge bands such as Bon Iver, The National, Björk, David Byrne, Grizzly Bear, Antony and the Johnsons, and Sufjan Stevens. Today yMusic gathers in the WNYC Studio to talk with David Garland about their musical adventures, and to play striking music by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Judd Greenstein, and Son Lux.
yMusic "Proven Badlands" by Annie Clark (St. Vincent) on WNYC's Spinning On Air
yMusic "A Paper, A Pen, a Note to a Friend" by Shara Worden on WNYC's Spinning On Air
yMusic "Clearing, Dawn, Dance" by Judd Greenstein on WNYC's Spinning On Air