The Brooklyn Rider Almanac
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Brooklyn Rider is one of today’s most technically accomplished string quartets, full stop. Its superb playing is matched only by the thought, commitment and inspiration its members pour into projects like this one — making the string quartet not a relic of times long gone, but a vessel for the shape of music to come

— Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR Music

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1. Rubin Kodheli (b. 1977): Necessary Henry! (2012)
Inspired by Henry Threadgill

2. Dana Lyn (b. 1974): Maintenance Music (2012)
Inspired by Mierle Laderman Ukeles

3. Padma Newsome (b. 1961): Simpson’s Gap (2012)
Inspired by Albert Namatjira

4. Daniel Cords (b. 1975): The Haring Escape (2012)
Inspired by Keith Haring

5. Aoife O’Donovan (b. 1982): Show Me (2014)
Inspired by William Faulkner

6. Vijay Iyer (b. 1971): Dig The Say (2012)
Inspired by James Brown

7. Greg Saunier (b. 1969): Quartet, Parts One & Two (2012)
Inspired by Christian Wolff

8. Ethan Iverson (b. 1973): Morris Dance (2012)
Inspired by Mark Morris

9. Colin Jacobsen (b. 1978): Exit (2014)
Shara Worden, vocals
Inspired by David Byrne

10. Gonzalo Grau (b. 1972): Five-Legged Cat (2014)
Inspired by Chick Corea

11. Christina Courtin (b. 1984): tralala (2012)
Inspired by Igor Stravinsky

12. Glenn Kotche (b. 1970): Ping Pong Fumble Thaw (2014)
Inspired by Jens Massel

13. Bill Frisell (b. 1951): John Steinbeck (2012)
Inspired by John Steinbeck

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Bonus digital only tracks:

Carla Kihlstedt (b. 1971): Forestbed (2014)

from The Architect’s Brother

Inspired by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Padma Newsome (b. 1961): Simpson’s Gap (2012)
Extra Variation
Inspired by Albert Namatjira

Bill Frisell (b.1951): John Steinbeck (2012)
April 14
Inspired by John Steinbeck