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Interpretations Presents:
FLUX Quartet premieres David First
Dom Minasi String Quartet

Thursday, December 10, 2009
8PM at Roulette
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

The 21st Season of Thomas Buckner’s innovative series of new music continues on Decermber 10, 2009, featuring two guitarist/composers premiering new music for two very different string quartets. Pioneering new-music group, FLUX Quartet, premieres Elegies For The Afterland, a new work by eclectic composer and punk-era innovator David First, commissioned through the Meet The Composer Commissioning Music/USA program.

David First’s Elegies for the Afterland is an evening length work composed for string quartet and electronics. Drones moving through shifting extended chords tuned to just-intonation ratios provide a field inside which the quartet executes languorous unison melodies, hallucinogenic pitch-bends and deep polyrhythmic rocking. Influenced by numerous world events and circumstances, the title refers to Mr. First’s concern over the planet we are leaving to future generations.

Dom Minasi’s unique string ensemble functions both like contemporary chamber music group and a jazz band, due largely to Minasi’s innovative compositions and the distinct characteristics of the improvising musicians in the ensemble. Minasi’s classical guitar sometimes substitutes for viola, second violin, or cello, diversifying and enhancing richness of the textural palette. With the addition of contrabass and the inter-mingling of parts, this quartet has its own unique sound.

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20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)
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