Sirius Quartet – Paths become lines

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PATHS BECOME LINES

Album release: Physical and digital release 8th April USA/CANADA – 13th May Germany/Austria more tba.

 

Within all genres of music, there exists a delicate balance between that which is premeditated and that which is spontaneous. Even the most intricately composed song or sonata requires the soul and energy of the artist to breathe life into every performance, while the simplest creative musical impulse can give rise to an entire symphony.

Within this mysterious grey area, the NYC-based Sirius Quartet has carved out an unmistakably distinct path. Taking a traditional model and redefining what it can be, they approach the string quartet as both composers and performers, as both adherents to the written music on the page and impulsive improvisers willing to throw it all away in the moment and let intuition take the lead.

You may hear strange new combinations of genres as you listen: minimalism mixed with odd-metered metal, aggres- sively dissonant modern classical outbursts getting cooled down by Afro-Cuban rhythms, abstract free improvisations giving rise to lush, romantic harmonies, spastic drum and bass patterns slapped on a cello with virtuosic bebop lines soaring overhead. This is music of the future, deeply rooted in the past; an entrancing sonic realm where every wandered path can become a distinct line in the sand.

“Versatility and flair with lively improvisations… Driving rhythms and aggressive arpeggios were woven around an elusive cello melody in this engaging score.”
— The New York Times

“This long-running group of four-string virtuosos boasts an outlandishly diverse repertoire.”
— Time Out New York

“Patently versatile… savoring the life of each richly inflected note.”
— The Los Angeles Times

“A stellar ensemble that transforms standard chamber music frameworks with exceptional playing, writing and arranging… challenging and vivid… the joy and energy with which they play was palpable.”
— New York City Jazz Record

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World concert tour 2016

 

January 2016

18th The Cell Theatre NY

27/28th Erie Pensilvania

 

April 2016

7th Juniata Pensilvainia

15th  Detroit

16th New York

 

May 2016

12-16th Ochsenhausen concerts

17-19th Lübeck concerts

25th Munich – Black Box

27/28th Deutsche Chortage

 

June 2016

3rd Atlas Whashington DC

17th Barge Music

 

July 2016

21st Europäische Wochen Passau

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