Centered around two pianists and percussionists, Yarn/Wire uses a combination of thundering rhythms, unconventional sounds, and precision execution. The ensemble has quickly become a key player in the American new music scene, driven by their adventurous programming and dedication to performing music from young composers. Returning to EMPAC, this performance included two movements of Davið Brynjar Franzson’s the Negotiation of Context (recorded and produced at EMPAC and released by WERGO), as well as a series of shorter new works by Thomas Meadowcroft, Ann Cleare, and Øyvind Torvund.
Yarn/Wire frequently presents US premieres by leading international composers, in addition to premieres of music written specifically for the ensemble, and maintains an active performing and teaching schedule at festivals, chamber music series, and universities across the country.
Laura Barger, piano
Ning Yu, piano
Ian Antonio, percussion
Russell Greenberg, percussion
Davið Brynjar Franzson - the Negotiation of Context (C)
Ann Cleare - I should live in wires for leaving you behind
Thomas Meadowcroft - Walkman Antiquarian
Davið Brynjar Franzson - the Negotiation of Context (B)
Øyvind Torvund - Untitled School