Exploring String Quartets With Akshaya Tucker And Saili Oak
Today we’ll be exploring the string quartet...with friends! On this episode of Sound Currents, discover new ways in which the string quartet is being used by contemporary composers, and hear from guests Akshaya Tucker and Saili Oak.
The string quartet has a long history of being an excellent catalyst for stand alone compositions, but also provides excellent range and rich texture for accompaniment and harmony. On this week's show, discover how this musical form is being reinvented.
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Akshaya Tucker, composer/cellist/dancer
Saili Oak, Indian classical vocalist
by Akshaya Tucker
Salastina Chamber Music Society with Saili Oak, vocalist
The Answers to the Questions Wings Ask
by Ted Hearne
Mivos Quartet with Saul Williams, spoken word
The Ecstasies Above
by Tarik O'Reagan
Pacific Chorale and the Salastina Music Society
by Sahba Aminikia, based on a melody by Hassan Kassai
Performed by Kronos Quartet and
The Living Earth Show (Guitar and Vibes)
Ziya Tabassian (Tombak, Daf)
Soo Yeon Lyuh (Haegeum)
Sahba Motallebi (Tar)
Atabak Elyasi (Setar)
Marco Persis Coppola (Duhol)
Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat (Vocals)
William Barton (Digeridoo)
Layale Chaker (Violin)
Van-Anh Vo (Dan Bau, Percussions)
Kinan Azmeh (Clarinet)
Sahba Aminikia (Synthesizer)
Ceren Oren (Dance)
Ben Opie (Oboe)
Wu Man (Pipa)
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