String Theory

String Theory 28.

Plucking introduces the nine plucked string instruments gradually, completing a grid governed by mathematical patterns.

String Theory 28.

Plucking introduces the nine plucked string instruments gradually, completing a grid governed by mathematical patterns.

String Theory 27: Quartet Focus

These are premiere recordings of works which fell through the 20th century’s cracks.

String Theory 27: Quartet Focus

These are premiere recordings of works which fell through the 20th century’s cracks.

String Theory 26: Some Duos, Duets

The Miller Porfiris Duo offers what appear to be the first complete performance of Fuchs’ overlooked 12 Duets.

String Theory 26: Some Duos, Duets

The Miller Porfiris Duo offers what appear to be the first complete performance of Fuchs’ overlooked 12 Duets.

String Theory 25: 12 Quartets, etc.

Sani has set himself the task of responding to Rothko’s work. Clearly it’s not possible to replicate the canvasses’ images with music, but it is possible to present forms and shapes that reflect Rothko’s expansive vision and bold color fields.

String Theory 25: 12 Quartets, etc.

Sani has set himself the task of responding to Rothko’s work. Clearly it’s not possible to replicate the canvasses’ images with music, but it is possible to present forms and shapes that reflect Rothko’s expansive vision and bold color fields.

String Theory 24: Quartets in Different Intonation (at least 15 of them)

Johnston’s ten string quartets constitute one of the most vital yet obscure series in the latter half of the 20th century.

String Theory 24: Quartets in Different Intonation (at least 15 of them)

Johnston’s ten string quartets constitute one of the most vital yet obscure series in the latter half of the 20th century.

String Theory 23. / EA Bucket 24: Violin, sometimes with tape

There will be those who get the pun in Rynes’ title, but I wasn’t one of them. Rynes’ nine-item program presents old and new friends.

String Theory 23. / EA Bucket 24: Violin, sometimes with tape

There will be those who get the pun in Rynes’ title, but I wasn’t one of them. Rynes’ nine-item program presents old and new friends.

String Theory 22: Ensembles with Piano

Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet offer a second release of Polish chamber music.

String Theory 22: Ensembles with Piano

Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet offer a second release of Polish chamber music.

String Theory 21: Mostly Viola(s)

Royer is an inspired Scelsi performer. He plays as if improvising, easing into Scelsi’s languid microtones with grace notes flicked away like involuntary twitches.

String Theory 21: Mostly Viola(s)

Royer is an inspired Scelsi performer. He plays as if improvising, easing into Scelsi’s languid microtones with grace notes flicked away like involuntary twitches.

String Theory 20: Mostly Violin (with Piano Accompaniment)

With coarse harmonies and a rhythmic engine requiring a few cranks before it hums, the two-movement Sonata emerges brooding and severe, wonderfully modern and unfamiliar.

String Theory 20: Mostly Violin (with Piano Accompaniment)

With coarse harmonies and a rhythmic engine requiring a few cranks before it hums, the two-movement Sonata emerges brooding and severe, wonderfully modern and unfamiliar.

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.