A conversation between diverse musical worlds, through the medium of the string quartet. Twelve innovative works will unfold as different layers of an elaborate collaboration between the Afiara Quartet, four of Canada’s brightest young composers, and DJ Skratch Bastid.
Hear the official premiere of Spin Cycle in its entirety!
Stage One: the Afiara Quartet performs four brand new string quartets, each an envisioning of the Canadian musical landscape Stage Two: Skratch Bastid remixes these works through his own musical lens, creating four new works Stage Three: the quartet returns to the stage, this time with Skratch Bastid, to perform each of the composers’ responses to the remixes. The new medium of the DJ-string quintet represents the culmination of the conversation
The award-winning Afiara Quartet is The Glenn Gould School Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence. This residency is part of a program generously funded in honour of R.S. Williams & Sons Company Ltd. with additional support from Chamber Factory: Works for Small Ensembles.
Dinuk Wijeratne: Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems (World premiere)
A Letter from the After-life
I Will Not Let You Go
Laura Silberberg: Transcendence (World premiere)
Rob Teehan: Infinite Streams II (World premiere)
In the Garden of My Beloved
Kevin Lau: String Quartet No.3 (World premiere)
Winds of Change
Skratch Bastid: Soul Searching, Parts 1 and 2, after Wijeratne (World premiere)
Skratch Bastid: Dirty Laundry, after Silberberg (World premiere)
Skratch Bastid: Stream of Consciousness, after Teehan (World premiere)
Skratch Bastid: Skratch my Bach, after Lau (World premiere)
The composers’ responses to the remixes:
Bastid/Wijeratne: Through the Invisible (World premiere)
Bastid/Silberberg: Dirty Laundry – Heavy Load (World premiere)
Bastid/Teehan: Ow! (World premiere)
Bastid/Lau: Second Wind (World premiere)
May 1: Special preview concert of the Spin Cycle project at 918 Bathurst – click here for more information.
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