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Thursday, December 8, 2016

In Context: Amplified

The Dublin Guitar Quartet and composer Michael Gordon redefine what the guitar can be as an ensemble instrument. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #Amplified.

Program Notes

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Heart of Glass: how Dublin Guitar Quartet earned the composer’s approval (The Irish Times)
A cheerful profile of the Irish quartet, focusing on their transformative Glass interpretations.

How Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, Workaholic Composers, Spend Their Sundays 
(The New York Times)
A Sunday in the life with Michael Gordon and his Bang on a Can co-founder (and wife) Julia Wolfe, a 2016 MacArthur fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.

Watch & Listen

tiny desk: Dublin Guitar Quartet (npr)
Dublin Guitar Quartet, clad in their signature snappy suits, performs selections from its lauded album of Philip Glass string quartets.

A look at composer Michael Gordon’s last sonic experiment at BAM, the found-object fantasia Timber (2012 Next Wave Festival), performed by Mantra Percussion.

Now your turn...

What did you think? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #Amplified.

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