The Hamilton College Performing Arts Series closes the spring series with Yarn/Wire on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.
Yarn/Wire is a New York-based percussion and piano quartet. The ensemble is admired for the energy and precision it brings to performances of today’s most adventurous music. Founded in 2005, Yarn/Wire is dedicated to expanding the repertoire written for its instrumentation, through commissions and collaborative initiatives that aim to build a new and lasting body of work. Influenced by its members’ experiences with classical music, avant-garde theatre, and rock music, the ensemble champions a varied and probing repertoire.
The concert will include the premiere of “When All Else Fails” written for the group by Hamilton’s Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Carter, along with music by other contemporary composers. “When All Else Fails” is scored for two prepared pianos and percussion (vibraphone, crotales, toms, triangle, woodblock, tuned gongs and kick drum). Carter says “the piece about persistence, about a different approach for managing the balance of resonance and decay.”
The Performing Arts Series is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Tickets for this event are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton employees, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For tickets or information, call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.