Home Audio on Saturday

2015 Home Audio

New Thread plays Mara Mayer’s famed experimental salon series Home Audio. We’ll be performing Ben Hjertmann’s epic piece Sunstruck alongside Marcelo Lazcano’s Buddha-inspired composition Ser.

Apollo’s Home Audio Show of Music, Truth, and Light
Sat Jun 27 @ 8pm
Home Audio, Cory Bracken’s loft – 28 Locust Street, Apt 405, Brooklyn, NY
Admission is sliding scale $5-20
Art installation by Aviva Novick
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Also performing sets are The Longest Day of the Year (five movement new-music instrumental narrative, blending free improvisation and through-composition, inspired by the phases of winter, for clarinet, cello, baritone guitar, and drums) and sacred music duo Ariadne (Christine Lanx and Benjamin Forest).

About Home Audio:
Home Audio is a performance series in Brooklyn that hosts shows of experimental music/dance/art in people’s homes. The series is curated by Mara Mayer and has been hosting shows about once a month since 2011. More at: http://www.homeaudioseries.com

Thanks Bushwick Open Studios!

NTQ at Bushwick Open Studios

We had a blast playing Bushwick Open Studios’ Grattan Street Performance Block Party last weekend. Check out this great photo by Michael Yu of NTQ and Luke Schwartz performing Luke’s Open Link In New Tab.

Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick Open Studios

Pine Box Rock Shop, Spread Art, and thingNY present the Grattan Street Performance Block Party. For the third year in a row, Grattan St. will be filled with performance art, installations, live music, food trucks, gallery trucks, and more. There will be performances and installations curated by Spread Art, music curated by thingNY, and refreshments at the Pine Box Rock Shop. Join us at 2:30pm for NTQ set with music by Luke Schwartz and Daniel Wohl.

NTQ Plays Bushwick Open Studios
Sat, Jun 6, 2:30-3:00pm
Pine Box Rock Shop – 12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, NY
The event is free and open to the public, lasting 12-6pm.

NTQ’s Set (2:30pm):
Luke Schwartz: Open Link In New Tab, with Luke Schwartz on electric guitar
Daniel Wohl: Microfluctuations in Plainchant, for sax quartet and stereo playback

Music curated by thingNY:
12:30pm: Oxygen Ensemble
1:30pm: Jeff Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust
2:30pm: New Thread Quartet + Luke Schwartz
3:30pm: Naked Roots Conducive
4:30pm: CACAW

Recording David Claman’s “Liberties Taken”

Claman recording session

We had a blast over Memorial Day weekend recording David Claman’s piece “Liberties Taken”!

“Stolen From Above” at Jordan Hall

NTQ performs Salfelder's "Stolen From Above" at NEC's Jordan Hall.

We had a blast visiting NEC earlier this week to perform Kathryn Salfelder’s “Stolen From Above” in the beautiful Jordan Hall!

Friday Night Loud at Spectrum

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We are excited to be performing on Spectrum NYC’s Friday Night Loud series, curated by Richard Carrick. Our program will include two of NTQ’s latest commissions: Luke Schwartz’s Open Link in New Tab for electric guitar & saxophone quartet and Pat Muchmore’s Hyperoperator3 for two tenor and two baritone saxophones.

Friday May 1 @ 7pm
Spectrum NYC – 121 Ludlow St, New York, NY
with special guest Luke Schwartz on electric guitar
$15.00 general / $10.00 students, seniors
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Michael DjupstromTest
Luke Schwartz – Open Link in New Tab for electric guitar & saxophone quartet
Pat Muchmore – Hyperoperator3
Anthony GattoPlastic Facts

Bronx Community College Recital

BCC Rotunda

NTQ returns to Bronx Community College for a noon recital at the Gould Memorial Library’s beautiful rotunda! Our program will feature the 2nd performance of Ben Hjertmann’s Sunstruck alongside Kathryn Salfelder’s Stolen From Above and Pat Muchmore’s Hyperoperator3.

Wed, Apr 22 @ 12pm – FREE
Bronx Community College, Gould Memorial Library
2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY

Thanks Peabody!

Peabody NTQ Masterclass

Thanks to Gary Louie and the Peabody Conservatory saxophone studio for hosting a New Thread performance and masterclass on Saturday, April 18th. It was a pleasure meeting, playing, and working with you!

Music for Contemplation


We are pleased to be collaborating with our friends at Music for Contemplation for a great show in April. Music for Contemplation aims to engage a completely new audience for radical contemporary music in a historic church through a series of six concerts dedicated to presenting compositions with open structures, quiet dynamics and use of silence. Taking place at the Church of the Annunciation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the series offers new music with a special focus on the contemplative nature of listening. The series includes premieres of works by five New York composers.

We will perform new works by Elizabeth Adams, Elisa Corona, Assaf Gidron and Beau Sievers.

Music for Contemplation
Sat, Apr 11 @ 8:05pm
Church of the Annunciation – 259 North 5th St, Brooklyn, NY
doors open 7:30pm
$15 suggested donation

Music for Contemplation is supported by New Music USA. To learn more about this project, visit: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/music-for-contemplation/

Kathryn Salfelder premiere at NEC


NTQ is headed up to New England Conservatory this weekend to premiere Kathryn Salfelder’s new sax quartet “Stolen From Above”. Our performance will be part of her free DMA recital, so come check it out!

Kathryn Salfelder DMA Recital
Sat Feb 28 @ 8pm
New England Conservatory – Brown Hall
290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA