Wednesday 7 November 07:00pm

6pm doors • 7pm show

PUBLIQuartet Play Andy Akiho

with Andy Akiho and Ian Rosenbaum


As one of National Sawdust’s 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence, PUBLIQuartet are advancing their work to commission and present composers outside of the standard classical canon. For their first show this season, the dynamic, groundbreaking PUBLIQuartet teams up with percussion stars Andy Akiho and Ian Rosenbaum for a concert of Akiho’s vibrant, viscerally driving music.

Hailed as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music” (Washington Post), PUBLIQuartet has collaborated with artists ranging from the International Contemporary Ensemble to Helga Davis and Billy Childs, and has appeared everywhere from Lincoln Center to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Their first show presents Andy Akiho, one of the most “vital” composers (New York Times) composing today. His virtuosic use of elaborate rhythms and unexpected timbres mesmerizes and moves in equal measure.

With Akiho’s frequent collaborator Ian Rosenbaum — a “meteoric young talent” in the percussion world (Washington Post) — on marimba, this concert promises to be a rollicking tour–de–force performance of Akiho’s String Quartet, LIgNEouS, and Karakurenai.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.