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Music by Improvisers at Roulette

You can dance if you want to… especially if you are in the Momenta Quartet! We’ll be pulling out all the stops at our next concert on Thursday, October 17th at 8pm on Tom Buckner’s Interpretations series at Roulette (Brooklyn, NY). Ours is the second set on a double feature that also includes composer/improviser Gene Coleman and his N_JP Ensemble. The theme behind this concert is particularly close to my heart: Music
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New Programs for 2014-15!

An Array of Stunning New Programs for 2014-2015   Music in Motion Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Arthur Kampela: Uma Faca So Lamina Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion American Landscape Scott Johnson: Soliloquy (with the recorded voice of I.F. Stone) Elizabeth Brown: Just Visible in the Distance (2013, composed for Momenta) Ben Johnston: String Quartet No. 4 (Amazing Grace) Augusta Read Thomas: Eagle at S
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Our Season Begins in Pennsylvania

After spending the summer apart for various musical activities, Momenta is back in action! We started off our 2013-2014 season with three concerts in Pennsylvania, including some brand new repertoire, second chances, and exciting collaborations. Our first concert was on August 28th in the beautiful little town of Kimberton, PA as part of the Kimberton Village Summer Arts Series. You can find information about events
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Summertime!

Summer is officially here! If you missed us at the Chelsea Music Festival this June you will have to wait until September when we reconvene for two concerts in Mount Gretna, PA. We’re very excited to return to Gretna, this time performing with pianist Charles Abramovic, guitarist and composer Allen Krantz, and the fabulous Daedalus Quartet. For more information, please visit Gretna Music. In the mean time, we’l
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Interview with composer Eric Nathan

Interview by Stephanie Griffin (SG) with composer and friend of Momenta, Eric Nathan (EN). June 9th, 2013- New York, NY SG:  I’m here in Eric Nathan’s living room, where we just had a Momenta rehearsal on his new piece “Multitude, Solitude,” which we are going to premiere at the Chelsea Music Festival on June 16. So, Eric, my first experience playing your music was playing the quartet, “Four to One,” that you wrote f
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Kampela on the Beach

Posted by Adda Kridler Last fall, when I officially joined the Momenta Quartet, a particular theme during rehearsals (besides Fatfest – I’ll get to that in a bit) was a running, ominous joke/threat: “Just wait until we get to Kampela.” I had Asmira’s old Kampela part, and I’d briefly perused it, with its fastidiously maniacal notation and its 5:6 under 7:4 rhythms, but hey, I’
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Chamber Metal in May!

The Momenta Quartet would like to invite you to 2 outbursts of “Chamber Metal” this month: THIS Sunday, May 19, 4p Look and Listen Festival Pratt Manhattan Gallery 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY Tickets: $15 in advance or at the door, $35 All-Festival pass Momenta will be joined by violist Jessica Meyer and cellist Sean Katsuyama for the US premiere of ECHOPRAXIA (2006) by
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Coffee and Kampela! This Saturday, April 20th

Spring is finally here and Momenta is thrilled to announce that we’re having a party! In the spirit of our annual Kampelathon parties we are hosting the 2013 “Wake and Bake,” an afternoon of music, coffee, and baked goods. (Disclaimer: the only hallucinogen offered at this event will be the music of Arthur Kampela!) Please join us for an open house and open rehearsal on the remarkable music of Brazi
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An Interview with Gordon Beeferman

Interview by Stephanie Griffin. The music of Gordon Beeferman occupies a special place in the Momenta Quartet’s unique personal repertoire. Since meeting Gordon, there has probably not been a single Momenta rehearsal at which at least one of us has not spontaneously erupted into the striking opening motive of his first string quartet. This Saturday, March 30th at 6pm we are pleased to offer the New York premiere of Q
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