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Look & Listen Festival 2010

Monday, September 12, 2011

From the Look & Listen Festival at the Chelsea Art Museum, two acoustic works by composers who often work in electronic music. The JACK Quartet plays the NY premiere of “Contritus” by Caleb Burhans; and eighth blackbird performs “Still Life with Avalanche” by Missy Mazzoli. 



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Look & Listen Festival 2011: Opening Night

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Recorded this past May at the Chelsea Art Museum, the 10th annual Look & Listen Festival hit the ground running with a comprehensive opening night program of contemporary art music by Michael Gordon, Phillip Glass, Julia Wolfe, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jason Treuting and Jan Radzynski. This is the first of four concerts from the recent 2011 edition, and you can hear the rest throughout the month of August, every Sunday right here on Cued Up.

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The New Canon

The Look and Listen Festival Blurs Lines Between Music and Art

Monday, May 16, 2011

This week, The New Canon gets a shot to the arm courtesy of the JACK Quartet's John Richards and Ari Streisfeld plus composer and Victoire bandleader Missy Mazzoli. The three talk about what happens when sight and sound collide.


WQXR Features

Trout Week: JACK Quartet

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Skittering strings. Large, looping passages. Perfectly eerie little scenes. Such is the sonic landscape in which the JACK Quartet can frequently be found. The adventurous ensemble is in The Greene Space tonight at 7 pm. Tune in for a Webcast at


Cued Up

New Music of the Americas

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Today at 2 p.m., Q2 presents a comprehensive musical brew of the Americas. Tune in for a mix of contemporary chamber music from Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond.


Q2 Music Live Concerts

ICE and JACK Quartet

Thursday, August 26, 2010

In this June 29 performance, the long-standing and famously accomplished International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) joins forces with the explosive and progressive JACK Quartet as a send-off to their performances at the the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany. The two new music giants perform works by Earl Brown, Caleb Burhans, Jason Eckhardt and Yoshiaki Onishi.



Brooklyn's Darmstadt: Zach Layton and Nick Hallett

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

ISSUE Project Room's Darmstadt Institute curators, Nick Hallett and Zach Layton, lift the cloak off of their musical and non-musical inspirations for this June festival.

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Uptown World, Downtown Spirit

Friday, June 04, 2010

For the first time after two sold out seasons, the Tribeca New Music Festival moves to uptown host Merkin Hall with a series of performances presented by the New York Art Ensemble. But the festival will keep its downtown feel, featuring the JACK Quartet performing an eclectic concert of six composers, New York Art Ensemble Monsters! performing a work by Phillip Glass, new media artist Luke Dubois collaborating with vocal quartet New York Polyphony, Pamela Z and Bora Yoon and a night of exciting composer/performer acts.

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