Our newly formed Kalamazoo area C•O•R•E tet String Quartet, entered it’s first rehearsal on March 21st, only two days before our state of Michigan was mandated to shut down! We managed to have an exhilarating and fruitful meeting, and rehearsal. We shared some of each of our dreams and aspirations for developing this ensemble. Our individual wish lists ranged from performing the slow movement of Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1, Smetana’s Largo 3rd movement from String Quartet No. 1, Collective improvisatory compositions, newly composed quartets, to concert repertoire!
Our 2nd ‘Zoom storm’ produced a flood of ideas and a clear plan moving forward! Our next project will be to video record our parts to ‘Hoe Down’. We will then assemble the video into a merged performance using the Sony Vegas program. Next, we will create our first collaborative improvisation piece.
Stayed tuned! We will share these projects and performances as we go!