The program includes the Boston premiere of Caine’s String Theories piano quintet, written for Sirius Quartet. The composition had its world premiere in April 2012 at the Theaterhaus Jazz Festival in Stuttgart and the US premiere at the Tribeca New Music Fest in New York City.
Both concerts will also feature original music by members of Sirius Quartet including works by Fung Chern Hwei, Gregor Huebner and Jeremy Harman, as well as some free improvisations by the 5 musicians.
Uri Caine maintains a multi-faceted career as both pianist and composer, having collaborated with a wide range of musicians including Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Don Byron, Dave Douglas and John Zorn. As a composer, Caine has received commissions from The LA Chamber Orchestra, The Seattle Chamber Players, Relache, The Arditti Quartet, The Beaux Arts Trio, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Concerto Koln and the American Composers Orchestra. http://www.uricaine.com/
Born and bred in the downtown scene of New York City, Sirius Quartet blends the precision of classical music with the raw energy of a rock band. Pushing beyond the traditional sonic vocabulary associated with string instruments, these four improvisers and composers explore the grey area between contemporary classical, modern jazz, avant-garde, rock, metal, and world music, melting it all together and challenging conventional ideas of what a string quartet is capable of. The past year has seen Sirius performing at festivals in Germany, Switzerland, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, as well as collaborations with Linda Oh, Steve Wilson, Ivo Perelman, Elliott Sharp and the JACK Quartet. http://www.siriusquartet.com/
Sirius + Caine -- “String Theories”
Friday, January 25, 2013
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8pm & 9:30pm
Sunday, January 27, 2013
1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Time: 6pm & 7:30pm
For more information, to set up an interview or for complimentary tickets for members of the press please contact Francesca Raimond.