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"Harrison is bound to profoundly influence the musicians of his generation." Terry Riley, composer

 

Forget everything you have heard before, this is a new world of sound"

Music critic Tim Page wrote, "Say it plainly - Michael Harrison's Revelation: Music in Pure Intonation is probably the most brilliant and original extended composition for solo piano since the early works of Frederic Rzewski three decades ago (and no, I am not forgetting Elliott Carter). What could have been a mere glossary of unfamiliar sonorities made possible by Harrison's unconventional tuning of a grand piano turned instead into a virtuosic tour-de-force that would have done credit to the hypothetical team of Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy working overtime." 

WHAT CRITICS AND COMPOSERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MICHAEL HARRISON'S MUSIC

San Francisco’s cutting-edge contemporary string quartet

Del Sol began as a thought on the night shift at Fermilab. 

Charlton Lee, in his pre-viola days, loved the cutting edge of physics research – always looking for the next discovery, pushing boundaries. But he missed the way music connected people, building community by communicating in ways physics never would. What if he could bring that scientific passion for exploration to a string quartet?


Twenty-six years later, we are still sharing music that brings out the endorphins. Music that asks why not? 


Although Del Sol began in New Mexico, the quartet quickly found its home in San Francisco where the city matched our hunger for innovation. We feel drawn to the West Coast tradition of freethinking outsider artists, fascinated by the feedback loop between social change, technology, and artistic innovation. Our current lineup, marked by the arrival of violinist Sam Weiser alongside mainstays Kathryn Bates and Ben Kreith, looks to bring a fresh energy, freedom, and precision to our diverse repertoire.


Del Sol has commissioned and premiered pieces by our heroes like Ben Johnston, Gabriela Lena Frank, Frederic Rzewski, Chinary Ung and Terry Riley. And while we have remained committed to building a community in the Bay Area, our performances take us all over the country, from Boonville Grange Hall in northern California to the Library  Congress in Washington DC, and all over the world, with recent trips to Switzerland and China. 

To learn more, find us on Facebook and Instagram, or come to a show! We’ll see 

Marko Churnchetz Trio w/Harish Raghavan & Justin Brown

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HYPERCUBE plays "Localized Corrosion" by Philippe Hurel

HYPERCUBE PLAYS "LOCALIZED CORROSION" BY PHILIPPE HUREL

HYPERCUBE has appeared as guest artist at Music on the Edge (Pittsburgh), The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Charlotte New Music Festival, The Garrick Theatre (Newfoundland), Roulette Intermedium, the Nief-Norf Summer Festival (Knoxville), LPR presents (NYC), and the 40th International Festival of New Music “Manuel Enríquez” (Mexico City). With a national and international touring schedule, 2019 appearances include the Now Hear This Festival and Ritornello Chamber Music Festival (Western Canada). In addition to their performance season, HYPERCUBE participates in residencies at universities and conservatories across the US and Canada working with students at Cincinnati Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Memorial University (Newfoundland), Duke University, Oberlin Conservatory, Acadia University (Nova Scotia), Wesleyan, and CalArts.

From championing original works such as Louis Andriessen’s Hout, Philippe Hurel’s Localized Corrosion, and Chaya Czernowin’s Sahaf, to commissioning new works by composers Nicholas Deyoe, Farzia Fallah, Eric Wubbels, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Daniel Tacke, Erin Rogers, Amin Sharifi, Nomi Epstein, Christopher Adler, and Juan Trigos, HYPERCUBE has collaborated with composers such as Sam Pluta and Chris Cerrone, to freshly adapt works for the quartet. Hypercube will release its debut album this year on New Focus Recordings.

HHYPERCUBE is Erin Rogers (saxophones), Jay Sorce (classical & electric guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano & accordion), and Chris Graham (percussion). 

“Jarring, compelling”— (Washington Post)
“fearless and flawless… some of the most exciting playing I have ever heard.”

—(Sequenza 21)

HYPERCUBE has built a reputation on high-energy performances with impressive execution. The NYC-based quartet embraces the boundaries of chamber music, featuring cutting-edge works for saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, while spanning electric and acoustic worlds.

Marika Bournaki performing Schumann A minor concerto Op. 54

Lament/Witches’ Sabbath by Mathew Rosenblum

WRITTEN FOR DAVID KRAKAUER, CLARINET

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Cellist Noah Hoffeld

original composition and video to celebrate David Bowie and the Changes he has brought us. 

Video

Noah Hoffeld - New Music from the Heart Space - Kickstarter - Apr18 to May29

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L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) by Stravinsky in a brilliant and entertaining arrangement by Deviant Septet (sample)

Joel Fan, performing Brahms

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Armando Bayolo

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