Sirius Quartet

Sirius Quartet is an internationally acclaimed group that creates memorable musical events. They combine a rich repertoire with unmatched improvisational fire and are widely regarded as a legend in contemporary music. With collaborations in avant-jazz, post-rock and electronic music, the group is a forward-thinking, genre-defying band that makes labels like “New Music” seem obsolete. Sirius was born and raised in NYC’s music scene. They have performed at many major venues across the globe. Sirius has premiered works by Richard Einhorn, Uri Caine, Phil Kline and Uri Caine. It pushes the boundaries of the traditional vocabulary of string instruments by creating original, bold works by its members. These works incorporate improvisation, extended techniques, and undeniable grooves. These conservatory-trained performers/composers are a shining example of a performer/composer who can bring a unique energy to concerts. The quartet has performed at many prominent US venues including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. LACMA, the Andy Warhol Museum (copresented with Music on the Edge), Tribeca New Music. American Composers Alliance Music Festival. Chelsea Music Festival. The trio has performed internationally at the 2013 Stuttgart Jazz Fest and the 2013 Beijing Music Festival. They also appeared at the Bern University of the Arts and the National Academy of Ochsenhausen. Sirius Quartet has shared the stage and studio with Billy Martin (Medeski Martin and Wood), John Zorn and Uri Caine, John Escreet and Mike Block. Sirius Quartet’s latest album Colors of the East showcases the genre-defying, explosive compositions of violinist Gregor Huebner. The title track, which Huebner wrote himself, is inspired by Huebner’s Romani heritage. It features Balkan melodies as well as odd-metered grooves. Colors of the East brings the quartet’s ranks up with the addition of Peter Stan, an accordion wizard, and Pascal Niggenkemper, an upright powerhouse. Huebner’s String Quintet completes the album. It is a labyrinthine journey through the dissonant sounds of modern jazz and classical avant-garde. Huebner also created his New York Suite for string quartet. Each movement represents a different NYC neighborhood. These pieces feature Veit Huebner, Gregor’s older brother, on bass and Mike Block, a Sirius alumnus, on cello. from

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