INTERPRETATIONS: FLUX Quartet performs David First / Dom Minasi String Quartet

Thursday, December 10, 2009. 8:00 pm

Pioneering new-music group, FLUX Quartet, premieres Elegies For The Afterland, a new work by eclectic composer and punk-era innovator David First, commissioned through the Meet The Composer Commissioning Music/USA program. Guitarist/composer Dom Minasi presents works from his recent CD Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder, featuring Dom Minasi on nylon string guitar, with violinist Jason Hwang, cellist Tomas Ulrich, and bassist Ken Filiano.

“Guitarist and electronic composer David First’s subtle way with drones and other extended tones reveals a musician who successfully controls the barely controllable” (K. Leander Williams, Time Out NY). Tonight, the eclectic composer and punk-era innovator premiers new music for string quartet, performed by the fearlessly dynamic new music ensemble, the FLUX Quartet.

Guitarist/composer Dom Minasi offers his own unique take on the concept of a string quartet, fashioning an ensemble that is equal parts chamber music and jazz. Comprised of players with whom Minasi has worked for many years, the music was not simply composed with a specific instrumentation in mind, but each unique player’s personality was embedded into the writing.