Memory from Nepomuk’s Dances
by Marcelo Zarvos, arr. Darius Mackie
Throughout the work, Zarvos employs a unique blend of minimalism and energetic folk songs as we’re taken down a winding path of rhythmic dance music, soaring melodies, and interweaving textures.
from Nikolai Kapustin’s 24 Preludes in Jazz Style
Kapustin’s jazz and funk influences, along with a serious groove, make this the perfect piece for the Kenari Quartet! It represents everything we try to bring to our audiences. This video was recorded during our Young Artist Residency with the radio show Performance Today and the arrangement was done by our very own Corey Dundee.
Italian Concerto – III. Presto
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach composed the Italian Concerto for Clavier in 1735, nearly a hundred years before the invention of the saxophone. In this video the Kenari Quartet performs the third movement, Presto. Bach’s music is timeless, and one of the many wonderful things about his work is how well it translates to other instruments and ensembles. The arrangement was done by Katsuki Tochio/Kenari Quartet.
you’ve been talking in your sleep
by David Biedenbender
From the composer — “I am often fascinated by sleep and dreams and, consequently, the incredibly weird and bizarre thoughts, ideas, experiences, and sounds that come out of this seemingly inactive and tranquil aspect of human existence… For this piece, I imagined a musical language that is a sort of synthesis of both the clarity and complete nonsense of this surreal language — a kind of dialogue between the conscious self and the sleeping self.”