Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times has listed the JACK Quartet’s Xenakis show at Le Poisson Rouge as one of “the most memorable classical music presentations of 2008”:
The Jack Quartet, an ensemble of young string players devoted to contemporary music, played the club in October. I would never have expected to see a young crowd at a downtown nightclub erupting with whoops after performances of the four hypercomplex, cutting-edge string quartets by Iannis Xenakis. But in this setting these dense and kinetic works came across to this open-minded audience as just more hip, wild, out-there contemporary music.
Awesome, boys! Unfortunately, I missed this particular show. But I, and you, can catch them at their next NYC concert on March 1st at Tenri.
Click here to hear JACK killin’ some Xenakis.