Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. Fusing classical with contemporary, they will be joined by Greg Saunier, drummer from indie rock group Deerhoof. Their Mix program will feature many of the new works from their highly-regarded recent album The Brooklyn Rider Almanac.
The quartet has been increasingly active in the recording studio, including 2013’s A Walking Fire on Mercury Classics and the much-praised Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass on the composer’s Orange Mountain Music label. Violinist Johnny Gandelsman launched In A Circle Records in 2008 with the release of Brooklyn Rider’s eclectic debut recording, Passport, followed by Dominant Curve in 2010, and Seven Steps in 2012. A long-standing relationship between Brooklyn Rider and Kayhan Kalhor resulted in the critically acclaimed 2008 recording, Silent City.
Greg Saunier began playing drums as a teenager. In the early 90s, after training as a classical musician at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he moved to San Francisco and formed the experimental rock band Deerhoof. The band has forged a convulsive, improvisatory playing style. He continues to this day as the drummer for Deerhoof as well as increasing involvements as a composer, improviser and producer in collaboration with artists such as Sean Lennon, Jherek Bischoff and Ensemble Dal Niente.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
105 North 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Selections from The Brooklyn Rider Almanac, Brooklyn Rider’s highly-regarded album.
Brooklyn Rider is...the future of chamber musicStrings
...drummer Greg Saunier is pure muscle spasm. Swerving and seizing behind his drumkit, he plays like a fork jammed permanently into an electric socket, hotwired to...high-voltage eruptions.Pitchfork