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Yarn/Wire
Bobby Fisher

Yarn/Wire

​Yarn/Wire is a chamber quartet that specializes in the performance of 20th and 21st century music. The unique instrumental combination of two percussionists and two pianists allows the ensemble to interface with both traditional performance practice and emergent stylistic trends with ease. Founded in 2005, Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to vital performances of today’s most adventurous music. The results of Yarn/Wire’s collaborative initiatives are pointing towards the development of a new and lasting repertoire, and partnerships with genre-bending artists such as Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf and David Bithell have led to the creation of work that is “spare and strange and very, very new.” (Time Out NY). Yarn/Wire’s 2010 debut release of Tone Builders, recorded during a residency at EMPAC, showcases the ensemble’s impressive versatility and documents a large and diverse portion of the ensemble’s commissioning activities. In addition to the numerous world premieres of music written specifically for the ensemble, Yarn/Wire has presented a number of US premieres by many of Europe’s leading composers. Based in New York City, Yarn/Wire maintains an active performing and teaching schedule at festivals, chamber music series, universities and colleges across the country. Highlights of recent seasons include appearances at Make Music NYC, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Unruly Music Festival, ‘April in Santa Cruz’ Festival of Contemporary Music, Pixilerations Festival, North River Concert Series, Southampton Chamber Music Series, University of Notre Dame, Stony Brook University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Goucher College, and Rutgers University.