New Music, New Voices: Robert Honstein and the Mivos Quartet

Nice article. Thanks.

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(From November 15th-20th, I had the opportunity to participate in David Lang’s: “Creating New Music” workshop as an arts journalist.  Since I don’t currently have my own blog, Joelle Zigman agreed to let me guest post on Nuts and Bolts Music.  Thanks Joelle!)

New Music, New Voices: Robert Honstein and the Mivos Quartet

by Jane Mitchell

Composer David Lang despises the belief that success can be achieved by pushing your colleagues “under a bus.”  He made this expressly clear from the beginning of Creating New Music, a six-day workshop he designed to encourage open dialogue and collaboration between new music ensembles and young composers.  I have been following one of the ensemble-composer pairs selected for this workshop: the Mivos Quartet and Robert Honstein.

I joined the Mivos quartet last Saturday for a late afternoon rehearsal of Arctic, Honstein’s new piece.  The Mivos were jovial and relaxed, despite being observed…

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