Double bill with Broken Reed Sax Quartet

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NTQ will join the Broken Reed Sax Quartet for a unique double bill at IBeam. We’ll be trading 30-minute sets of diverse sax quartet music!

Friday, Nov 6 @ 8:30pm
IBeam – 168 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
$15 suggested donation

BRSQ will present a program called Sugar Baby’s Baby in America: Rural American Music Reimagined, with music composed and arranged by director Charley Gerard.

NTQ will perform some of our latest rep including Anthony Gatto’s Plastic Facts, Elliot Sharp’s Approaching the Arches of Corti, Marcelo F. Lazcano’s Ser, and Ben Hjertmann’s Sunstruck.

Advent Library Concert Series

Advent Library Concert Series

We’re headed up to Boston this Friday to perform on the wonderful Advent Library Concert Series. Join us for an amazing night of new music {composed and improvised} with NTQ alongside solo string sets by Shaw Pong Liu (solo violin) and Matt Scutchfield (solo viola and objects).

Fri, Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Church of the Advent – 30 Brimmer St, Boston, MA
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NTQ’s Set:
Elliott Sharp – Approaching the Arches of Corti
Marcelo F Lazcano – Ser
Anthony GattoPlastic Facts
Ben HjertmannSunstruck

The Advent Library Concert Series is a monthly program that presents jazz, modern, folk, ethnic, and improvised music. The Library space is intimate and enchanting, and has a great sound for small acoustic groups, especially. The series is curated by Matt Samolis.

The Concerts are at the Church Library on the corner of Mt Vernon & Brimmer Streets in Beacon Hill. Directions, parking info, and other church items may be found here:

Elliott Sharp recording

Elliott Sharp and crew

We had the pleasure of recording Elliott Sharp’s Approaching the Arches of Corti last week with Judith Sherman at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This piece is for four soprano saxophones and makes extensive use of leg muting to get some really wild sounds from our horns. The recording will be released on New World Records alongside more of Elliott’s music performed by Either/Or and JACK Quartet, so stay tuned!

A huge thanks to Elliott for inviting us to participate in his project and to Judith for such a great recording experience!

Monadnock Music

Mount Monadnock - New Hampshire

NTQ is thrilled to be headed to beautiful New Hampshire for a performance on Monadnock Music’s 50th Anniversary Season. Learn more at

Admission: Voluntary donations to support the Monadnock Music Village Concerts will be accepted at the performance. No tickets or reservations required.

Quartette by Caryl Florio
Selections from Pagine by Salvatore Sciarrino
Stolen From Above by Kathryn Salfelder
Premier Quatuor by Jean Baptiste Singelée
Liberties Taken (with Sahana Raga Varnam) by David Claman / K.S. Subramanian / Tiruvottiyur Tyaggaya
Ryden Scenes by Roberto Kalb

Image of Mount Monadnock by Flickr user Doug Kerr.

David Morneau Collaboration

David Morneau

NTQ is pleased to be working with David Morneau on Not Less Than the Good, a secularized morning prayer service that uses Henry David Thoreau’s Walden as the canticle text. The music will feature sax quartet, live synthesizers, and recorded sounds that include field recordings from Walden Pond and readings of selected passages of Walden. The result will be a 50-60 minute composition.

Coming Soon…

2015 NTQ at DreamFlower web

Last week we recorded half of our debut album! We are really excited to share some of the amazing music we’ve been working on, so stay tuned.

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:

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”!