On January 14, 2010, the Carpe Diem String Quartet will present Bruce Wolosoff’s Songs without Words at WNYC's Jerome L.Greene Space. Songs without Words is a high-energy composition inspired by jazz, rock, folk, and blues music. These diverse idioms fuse together to create an electrifying full-length work. The event will coincide with the work’s digital release by Naxos . The CD will be available later in 2010.
Carpe Diem String Quartet is emerging as one of the most exciting and versatile ensembles of their generation, and is quickly becoming the premier American “indie” string quartet. The members of Carpe Diem are all classically trained, but their musical passion has led them down the paths of gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music.
Upcoming collaborations that showcase Carpe Diem’s outside-the-box programming include concerts with Graeme Boone, banjo; Peter Soave, accordion/ bandoneon; and Willy Porter, guitarist and songwriter.
Composer Bruce Wolosoff has received commissions to compose for the Minnesota Ballet, the Columbus Symphony, and the Lark Quartet. He has also received 5 commissions to create new works for the Smithsonian.
Wolosoff’s chamber opera "Madimi" was performed by the Center for Contemporary Opera at Symphony Space in NYC. Songs without Words will be choreographed by Ann Reinking in 2010-2011.
The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., at the The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space @ 44 Charlton Street (on the corner of Charlton and Varick) New York, New York 10014