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 http://www.monadnockmusic.org/season_schedule.html.

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: 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