Ethel String Quartet
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Amanda Angel
Friday, June 13, 2014
Listen to excerpts from the long history - more than 25 years - of New Sounds Live performances on this program. Hear music from Irish-American band, Nightnoise (featuring members of the Bothy Band) and a medley recorded at Merkin Hall in 1989 as well as a performance from the Hungarian folk band, Muzsikas, recorded at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn. Listen to the Bad Plus recorded in 2009, from Merkin Hall, along with some silent film music by Al Kryszak, recorded live in 1999 at the World Financial Center, now called Brookfield Place. Plus, music by Jacob TV, performed by ETHEL, and much more.
Friday, August 17, 2012
On this New Sounds, listen to pieces combining guitar(s) and strings with quasi-orchestral sounds, including a preview of the forthcoming record by guitar virtuoso Kaki King (pictured left), that features the string quartet, ETHEL. The tune we've picked is "The Fire Eater," from Kaki's "GLOW," due out in October. Also, hear "Dream Lightly," a work by New York-based composer Keeril Makan in collaboration with the American Composers Orchestra that uses the chiming and harmonics of electric guitar.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Ethel last went into the studio for its 2006 Light, and while the fearless foursome has since been heard on discs like Oshtali, a collection of new works by Chickasaw student composers, it took them six years to return with their next solo album, the complementary Heavy.