Following recent performances at acclaimed venues such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, PUBLIQuartet will showcase their talents at HWS with an exciting performance on Friday, Sept. 27. The event is sponsored by the music department.
Formed in spring 2010, PUBLIQuartet aims to present the contemporary voices of New York City. They focus on new works by New York City’s emerging and established composers. Together, their strength is found in its ability to connect with listeners, bridging the performer-listener gap through audience dialogue and involvement.
Hailing from the Mannes College of Music and the Eastman School of Music, the members of PUBLIQuartet interweave backgrounds in classical, jazz, world and electro acoustic performance. Their new concert series, MIND|THE|GAP, explores ways to connect old and new music by bridging musical content through improvisation. Current and upcoming projects include further exploration into their MIND|THE|GAP concert series and the inaugural emerging composers competition, PUBLIQ Access.
PUBLIQuartet also has been presented by The American Composers Orchestra, Queens College, Music of Now Marathon, Turtle Bay Music School, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Circles and Lines and the Ridotto Concert Series.
The group has collaborated with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), New York City’s new-wave staple Lev ‘Ljova’ Zurbin, and internationally acclaimed pianist Aksel Kolstad. They can be heard in soundtrack for the upcoming film installation, THRU|LINES, featuring 24 New Yorkers in 24 hours on 24 screens.
In addition, PUBLIQuartet has been in residence at the Juilliard String Quartet Institute, Deer Valley Music Festival’s “Emerging Quartets and Composers” program in Utah, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, and most recently the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. They have worked with members of the Muir, Juilliard, Orion, Mendelssohn, Tokyo, American, and Brentano String Quartets, as well as acclaimed composers Joan Tower and Butch Morris.
Their performance at the Colleges will take place at 8 p.m. in the Geneva Room.