Yarn/Wire presents the world premiere of PARALLEL PRINTS by Marcel Zaes at The Stone on October 22

New York-based percussion and piano quartet Yarn/Wire perform the world premiere of Parallel Prints by Marcel Zaes at The Stone on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.

The performance concludes a week-long residency at The Stone – a non-profit performance initiative of The New School dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde, led by artistic director John Zorn – by percussionist Yarn /Wire Sae Hashimoto. Additional performances as part of Hashimoto’s residency at The Stone are listed below.

Parallel Prints, which will be accompanied by video art created by Seattle-based artist Eli Backer, asks each performer to perform a chosen graphic sequence against a metronome by repeating subtle dynamic nuances over a single pitch. The piece was previously recorded by Yarn/Wire and released on Editions Verde in January 2022. The world premiere features Yarn/Wire members Laura Barger, piano, Russell Greenberg, percussion, Sae Hashimoto, percussion, with special guests to announce.

Yarn/Wire’s season continues with a performance at Bowerbird featuring the Philadelphia premiere of Curvo Totalitas by Catherine Lamb on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:00 p.m., following performances at Transit Festival in Belgium, Rainy Days Festival in Luxembourg and Wien. Modern ( Vienna).

Parallel Impressions (world premiere)

Saturday October 22, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
The Stone at The New School’s Glass Box Theater | 55 West 13th Street | New York, NY
Tickets: $20
Post link: http://thestonenyc.com/calendar.php?month=1

1. Everyone must have proof of vaccine, booster and photo ID in the form of a CLEAR Pass which can be downloaded here https://clear.app.link/TheNewSchool or on the App Store
2. everyone must wear a mask
3. maximum of 50 spectators

Those who do not have proof of vaccine, booster and photo ID CLEAR Pass will not be admitted to The Stone at The New School.

Marcel Zaes – Parallel Prints (World Premiere)

Laura Barger, piano
Russell Greenberg, percussion
Sae Hashimoto, percussion

Additional performances as part of Sae Hashimoto’s residency at The Stone include:

Wednesday October 19, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
Archipelago X with Sae Hashimoto (percussion), Ikue Mori (electronics) and Brian Marsella (piano)

Thursday October 20, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
TRIO with Sae Hashimoto (percussion), Zack Hann (wood) and Joey Chang (piano)

Friday October 21, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
SOLO with Sae Hashimoto (percussion) with works by Mark Applebaum, Ed Campion and Michael Gordon

Yarn/Wire is a New York-based percussion and piano quartet (Sae Hashimoto and Russell Greenberg, percussion; Laura Barger and Julia Den Boer, pianos) dedicated to promoting new creative and experimental music. According to New York Classical Review, “Yarn/Wire may well be the most important new music ensemble on the classical scene today”. Founded in 2005 and admired for the energy and care it brings to today’s most adventurous compositions, the ensemble seeks to broaden the representation of composers, including but not limited to those who identify as female, LGBTQIA+, Black, African, Indigenous, Latina(o)(x), Asian, or Arab so it can begin to better reflect our communities and experience new creative potential.

Yarn/Wire’s expansive and international 2022-23 season includes festival performances at Tzlil Meudcan (Israel), Wien Modern (Austria) and Northwestern University New Music Conference (Illinois); returns to festivals TIME:SPANS (NYC), Festival 20/21 (Belgium) and Rainy Days (Luxembourg); a portrait of Øyvind’s composer Torvund presented by the Miller Theater (NYC), continuing the ensemble’s longstanding relationship with Torvund; as well as appearances at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn and The Stone. Recent performance highlights include a residency at Pioneer Works with Katherine Young’s Biomes; premieres by Taylor Brook and Diana Rodriguez at America’s Society in New York; a video and Portrait of the Composer event by Thomas Meadowcroft at the Miller Theatre; a concert of solo works at Indexical in Santa Cruz; and the continuation of the Yarn/Wire International Institute and Festival, a summer festival for composers and performers interested in exploring the collaborative side of contemporary music. Their series of ongoing commissions, Yarn/Wire/Currents, serves as an incubator for new experimental music in partnership with Brooklyn-based arts organization Blank Forms.

The ensemble will also be in residence at Northwestern University and Adelphi University, and will return for residency activities at Duke University during the 22-23 season. During the previous season, Yarn/Wire was in residence at Cornell, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, Brandeis University, and University of Pennsylvania.

In the fall of 2022, Yarn/Wire continues its multi-year residency at Girard College in Philadelphia by developing a new multidisciplinary performance work, Be Holding, using poet Ross Gay’s poem inspired by Philadelphia basketball champion Julius Erving (aka “Dr. J”) as his booklet. The commission will explore themes of black genius and beauty in the face of violence and racial inequality, and the school will welcome Gay, composer Tyshawn Sorey, director Brooke O’Harra and Yarn/Wire, with the world premiere scheduled for spring 2023.

Yarn/Wire’s many commissions include works by composers such as Annea Lockwood, Enno Poppe, Michael Gordon, George Lewis, Ann Cleare, Catherine Lamb, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Alex Mincek, Thomas Meadowcroft, Misato Mochizuki, Sam Pluta , Tyondai Braxton, Kate Soper and Øyvind Torvund. The ensemble benefits from collaborations with genre artists such as Tristan Perich, Ben Vida, Mark Fell, Sufjan Stevens and Pete Swanson.

The quartet has performed at festivals around the world, including Lincoln Center, Edinburgh International, Rainy Days (Luxembourg), Ultima (Norway), Transit (Belgium), Contemplus (Prague) and Wien Modern (Austria) Festivals , Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, Dublin SoundLab, Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Miller Theater in New York.

Yarn/Wire has recorded for the WERGO, Kairos, Northern Spy, Distributed Objects, Black Truffle, Shelter Press, Populist and Carrier labels in addition to maintaining their own imprint. Recent and upcoming releases include Tonband, featuring works by Enno Poppe and Wolfgang Heiniger, on the WERGO label; Annea Lockwood’s Becoming Air and Into the Vanishing with trumpeter Nate Wooley on Black Truffle Records; Yarn/Wire Currents 7 with works by Victoria Cheah, Zeno Baldi and Diana Rodriguez; Parallel prints by Marcel Zaes; works for piano and percussion by Andrew McIntosh; and much more. For more information, please visit www.yarnwire.org.

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