Paul Dresher Ensemble: Double Duo
“Exciting, surprising, and refreshing — a chance to hear contemporary classical music at its best.”
— Marianne Lipanovich, San Francisco Classical Voice
“One of the most interesting among the current scene of active composers.”
— San Francisco Classical Music Examiner
Paul Dresher’s Double Duo combines traditional chamber instruments with newly invented instruments in a wholly unique concert music experience.
One duo features Bang on a Can All Stars founding pianist Lisa Moore with violinist and longtime Dresher collaborator Karen Bentley Pollick. The other duo features a pair of newly invented instruments — a Marimba Lumina played by percussionist Joel Davel, along with Paul Dresher’s own invention: the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument that is plucked, bowed, hammered, strummed,looped and sampled.
A typical program by the Double Duo features several major works by Dresher, including “In The Nameless” and “Glimpsed From Afar,” as well as classic duo, trio and quartet repertoire from John Adams, John Cage and Martin Bresnick.
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