We are back in action! After a couple of months laying low for various reasons (including Chern Hwei returning home to Malaysia to celebrate Chinese New Year with his family, and Jeremy becoming a father!!!), things are up and running again at the Sirius camp. Lot of updates, so here we go:
SIRIUS QUARTET + FRANK ALMOND @ SYMPHONY SPACE, APRIL 13TH:
We may not be history buffs…but then again, we MIGHT BE. Take a break from those taxes and come hang out with us on April 13th at Symphony Space for a celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (who else?!).
We will be joining forces with Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond for the East Coast premiere of composer Victoria Bond’s concerto “Soul of a Nation,” featuring narration by Gerard Doyle of Jefferson’s own reflections and musings. Also on the concert will be the music of Kyle Gann and a few Sirius originals.
For tickets and more info: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8593/Music/cutting-edge-concerts-new-music-festival-2015
We are thrilled to be part of the latest album from our good friend, drummer and consumate artist Billy Martin (Medeski Martin and Wood). Wandering Music is a collection of Billy’s chamber music and percussion pieces and features an incredible line-up of guest artists including Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, Annie Gosfield, Anthony Coleman, Marcus Rojas, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Fang Percussion. Order your copy here! http://amuletrecords.shop.musictoday.com/Product.aspx?pc=AMCD36
COLORS OF THE EAST out APRIL 24TH, ALBUM RELEASE PARTY APRIL 30TH @ SHAPESHIFTER LAB
We are also psyched to announce that our latest album Colors of the East will be released in the US through Autentico Music/Naxos on April 24th!!! We will be celebrating with an Album Release Party at Shapeshifter Lab on Thursday, April 30th, and copies of the album will be available for sale.
About Colors of the East:
“With their latest album Colors of the East, Sirius Quartet puts forward the explosive, boundary-blurring compositions of violinist Gregor Huebner on full display. The title track is a piece inspired by Huebner’s own Romani heritage, rife with Balkan melodies and oddmetered grooves galore. Colors of the East sees the quartet’s ranks bolstered by the addition of accordion virtuoso Peter Stan and upright bass powerhouse Pascal Niggenkemper. Rounding out the album is Huebner’s String Quintet, a labyrinthine trip through the dissonant sound worlds of the classical avantgarde and modern jazz, and his New York Suite for string quartet, a homage to the city that Huebner has called home for the last 20 years; each movement a sonic snapshot of a different NYC neighborhood or locale. These pieces feature Gregor’s brother Veit Huebner on bass, and Sirius alumnus Mike Block on cello, respectively.”
For tickets and more info: http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/2015/03/23/apr-30-sirius-quartet-and-friends-meets-gunnar-geisse/