Internationally renowned, New York-based quartet Yarn/Wire presents a class on genre-bending new music for piano and percussion as a preview to its evening concert. Founded in 2005, Yarn/Wire is dedicated to expanding the repertoire written 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.
In 2016, the ensemble won first prize in the open category as part of the inaugural M-Prize competition at the University of Michigan. More recently, it has been honored by Stony Brook University as one of its “40 under 40” alumni who are leaders in their field.