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Concert Review: Momenta Quartet Plays Ligeti, Partch, and a Roberto Sierra World Premiere (Oct 16, 2019)

The Momenta String Quartet

The energy was bright at the Momenta Quartet's "Night Dances" concert featuring music by Harry Partch, Gyorgy Ligeti, and a Roberto Sierra world premiere.

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Music Reviews: Argus Quartet – ‘Respiri’ (Music by Juri Seo); Friction Quartet – ‘Spark’

Argus Quartet

Two new albums from innova demonstrate a lively feedback loop: Composers with all kinds of backgrounds and sensibilities continue to expand the string quartet repertoire, while ensembles like the Argus and the Friction record (and often commission) these fine new works.

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Music Reviews: Beat Circus – ‘These Wicked Things’ and Michael McDermott – ‘Orphans’

Brightly inventive in the service of a dim mood, the songs on Beat Circus' 'These Wicked Things' smell of existential desperation. It's one of the cooler albums to cross my transom this year.

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