Since the beginning of the SOB, we have always appreciated the strong support of our community for our new music programming. Thanks to people like you, we’ve commissioned or premiered over 35 new works, and performed dozens more written by living composers. New music comprises almost 50% of our season.
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Our annual STRING THEORIES FESTIVAL has become the focus of our new music programming, and in 2018 we celebrate its fourth year with an exciting lineup of new collaborations, the continuation of several existing partnerships, and one very special new commission.
Wednesday, March 28, 8pm | Roulette
Our festival opens with composer Eric Lyon’s world premiere of “Punk Double Concerto” for the experimental violin duo String Noise, and Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier.
Thursday, March 29, 8pm | Roulette
We welcome back our friends from the Rhythm Method string quartet for an evening of works written by members of the quartet’s very own musicians.
Friday, March 30, 8pm | Roulette
For the third and final night of String Theories 2018, we revisit some earlier SOB commissions of works based on drones and minimalist, additive processes. We’ll combine Tony Conrad’s Empire (which we premiered at the opening of the new Whitney Museum) with Zach Layton’s Stridulations (a work based on and performed alongside found recordings of insect noises) and existing works by John Cage and Pauline Oliveros to create an evening length work of epically minimal proportions!