Nice article. Thanks.
(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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