We jumped for joy when San Francisco-based Friction Quartet came to Seattle for a few performances and squeezed a trip to our studios into their schedules! They shared some John Adams and Janacek, a few of their twentieth century favorites.
Friction is dedicated to building new audiences for classical music and takes risks to enlarge the audience’s understanding of what a string quartet can be through the use of digital sound processing, percussion, amplification, movement, and cross-discipline collaborations. Their performances have been described as “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “chillingly effective” (San Francisco Examiner).
Be sure to check out the latest news from Friction Quartet down in the bay area and beyond!