The Staves and yMusic recent collaboration live has now manifested into one of most surprising and dynamic recordings of the year. Using the beautiful…Read More
yMusic also has a few upcoming appearances on the horizon in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Sam Green, starting at ICA in Boston, MA on October 23 and concluding at The Kitchen in New York City on November 21. The current list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon.
Balance Problems is the sophomore release from yMusic — a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Beautiful Mechanical (Time Out New York’s #1 Classical Record of the Year) features stunning new compositions from Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Norman, Mark Dancigers, Jeremy Turner, Marcos Balter, and Timo Andres, all realized through the ensemble’s striking performances.
Since their inception in 2008, yMusic has sought to bring a classical chamber music aesthetic to venues outside the traditional concert hall. Their unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators-from Dirty Projectors to My Brightest Diamond-and more recently has led to recordings with singer-songwriters Ben Folds and José González. With this new release, world-class compositions and peerless performances share the center-stage, as the group continues to develop their own intense, nuanced style around a host of new works.