Sounds & Sights

 

Lembit Beecher: “Sophia’s Wide Awake Dreams”

Evoking the inner world of a young immigrant girl, composer Lembit Beecher creates a magical soundscape with wine glass towers and bike wheels blending into the sound of the string quartet.

Recorded and produced by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio. Video by Four/Ten Media.

From the Aizuri Quartet’s debut album Blueprinting.

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The M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition: Grand Prize Round

Haydn Op. 20 No. 2 - Yevgeniy Sharlat 'RIPEFG' - Beethoven Op. 74 - Gesualdo 'Io Parto' - Paul Wiancko 'LIFT'

Live Performance at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, & Dance in Ann Arbor, MI on May 6, 2018

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Hildegard von Bingen & Carlo Gesualdo: Madrigal Selections

"Columba aspexit" by Hildegard von Bingen/"O tenebroso giorno" & “'Io Parto' e non più dissi" by Carlo Gesualdo/arranged by Alex Fortes

Live Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music's "Curtis Presents" in Philadelphia, PA on December 9, 2017. 

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Conlon Nancarrow: Quartet No. 3

Live Performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Velez Blanco Galleries. As the 2017-18 MetLiveArts String Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Aizuri Quartet curated their second show titled "Music & Isolation," featuring works by Conlon Nancarrow, Joseph Haydn, Hildegard von Bingen, Carlo Gesualdo, and Beethoven -- works that were written in various forms of isolation. December 1, 2017 at MetLiveArts.

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Aizuri Quartet on Performance Today 

Aizuri Quartet's performance of Hildegard von Bingen and Carlo Gesualdo featured on Minnesota Public Radio's Performance Today hosted by Fred Child. Aired July 16, 2018.
 

Haydn: Quartet Op. 20 No. 2

Live Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music's "Curtis Presents" in Philadelphia, PA on December 9, 2017. 

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Gabriella Smith: “Carrot Revolution”

A fresh take on a traditional art form, Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution is full of twists and surprises, reinventing the sounds a string quartet can produce.

Commissioned by Curtis on Tour and the Barnes Foundation. Recorded and produced by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio. Video by Four/Ten Media.

From the Aizuri Quartet’s debut album Blueprinting.

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Sofia Gubaidulina: Quartet No. 4

Live Performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. As the 2017-18 MetLiveArts String Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Aizuri Quartet curated their first show titled "Music & Mayhem," featuring works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Steve Reich, and Beethoven that were written during and in response to periods of political upheaval. October 21, 2017 at MetLiveArts.

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Beethoven: Op. 133 "Grosse Fuge"

Live Performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Velez Blanco Galleries. As the 2017-18 MetLiveArts String Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Aizuri Quartet curated their second show titled "Music & Isolation," featuring works by Conlon Nancarrow, Joseph Haydn, Hildegard von Bingen, Carlo Gesualdo, and Beethoven -- works that were written in various forms of isolation. December 1, 2017 at MetLiveArts.

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All Photo Credit to Shervin Lainez