Other kinds of music might entertain you, cheer you up or pump the blood, but his (Rothenberg's) clarifies the mind and throws your soul wide open".
Manfred Pabst, Neue ZÃ¼richer Zeitung
Ned Rothenberg and the Mivos String Quartet celebrate the release of Rothenberg's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings originally commissioned by Roulette through NYSCA and out now on John Zorn's Tzadik Composer's series. In addition Ned Rothenberg will perform 2 selections from Ryu Nashi, new music for shakuhachi from Tzadik's New Japan series. He will be joined here by Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi. The Mivos Quintet is Olivia de Prato and Joshua Modney, violins, Victor Lowrie, viola and Isabel Castelvi, cello.
Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 30 years in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He performs primarily on the alto saxophone, clarinet , bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi - an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. He leads the trio Sync, with Jerome Harris, guitars and Samir Chatterjee, tabla. Recent recordings include Sync's Harbinger, Intervals, a double-cd of solo work, Live at Roulette with Evan Parker and Are You Be and The Fell Clutch on Rothenberg's Animul label. Chamber music releases include Inner Diaspora and Ghost Stories, on Tzadik and Power Lines on New World. Other collaborators have included Sainkho Namchylak, Paul Dresher, John Zorn, Marc Ribot and Yuji Takahashi.