Yarn/Wire is a NYC-based percussion and piano quartet. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and more modern works that continue to forge new boundaries. With programming described as “fearless” and performing with “spellbinding virtuosity” (Time Out NY), Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to vital performances of today’s most adventurous music. Recent performances have brought the ensemble to Lincoln Center, BAM, Edinburgh International Festival, Shanghai Symphony Hall, and the Barbican Centre. Yarn/Wire continues to grow this quickly expanding repertoire though domestic and international commissions of both established and emerging composers and advocates for new voices across the United States and world.
Wet Ink is a composer/performer collective that highlights the ethos of innovation through collaboration. Throughout the ensemble’s history, Wet Ink’s core septet of composer-performers have grown a unique performance practice developed in a “band-like” atmosphere, and presented exciting new projects with emerging and underrepresented artists and longtime collaborators alike. Since the group’s first concerts in 1998, Wet Ink has moved fluently along a continuum of composition, improvisation, and interpretation, from early collaborations with Christian Wolff, George Lewis, and Zs to pioneering portrait concerts of Peter Ablinger, Mathias Spahlinger, Anthony Braxton, and the AACM composers, and deep, long-term collaborative work by members of Wet Ink.
Described by the New York Times as an ensemble possessing an “edgy, unflagging energy”, Talujon has been mesmerizing audiences since 1990. Talujon is thoroughly committed to the expansion of the contemporary percussion repertoire as well as the education and diversification of its worldwide audience. Talujon has commissioned dozens of new works by composers such as Alvin Lucier, Henry Threadgill, Ralph Shapey, Wayne Peterson, Julia Wolfe, Eric Moe, Steve Ricks and Chien Yin Chen. Based in New York, the group’s performances have included collaborations with Steve Reich, James Tenney, Chou Wen Chung, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Meredith Monk and Tan Dun.