The I/O FEST 2020 presents 4 Days and Nights of the Music of Now.
Genre-bending new music for piano and percussion featuring the internationally renowned, New York-based quartet Yarn/Wire.
Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and modern works that continue to forge new boundaries.
Zosha Di Castri: Tachitipo (2016)
Linda Catlin Smith: Morandi (1991)
Misato Mochizuki: Le monde des ronds et des carrés (2015)
Founded in 2005, Yarn/Wire is dedicated to expanding the repertoire for its instrumentation, through commissions and collaborative initiatives that aim to build a new and lasting body of work. Influenced by its members’ experiences with classical music, avant-garde theatre, and rock music, the ensemble champions a varied and probing repertoire. The results of their collaborative initiatives with genre-bending artists such as Two-Headed Calf, Pete Swanson, and Tristan Perich point towards the emergence of a new and lasting repertoire that is “spare and strange and very, very new.” (Time Out NY)
This event is generously sponsored in part by the Lecture Committee, the Oakley Center, and the Gaudino Fund.
***Reception and live music after the performance***