Hailed by NPR’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between pop and classical. Since their inception in 2008, yMusic has striven to bring a classical chamber music aesthetic to venues outside the traditional concert hall. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) have caught the attention of high profile collaborators—from Bon Iver and José Gonzalez, to Paul Simon.
Gabriella Smith: Tessellations
JP Merz: Nested Forms
Paul Wiancko: Thous&ths
Sufjan Stevens, arr. Rob Moose: Year of the Horse
Caroline Shaw: Draft of a High-Rise
Their Stenciled Breath
Gabriella Smith: Maré
Nico Muhly: Clip
Andrew Norman: Music in Circles
Missy Mazzoli: Ecstatic Science
Stevens, arr. Moose: Year of the Dog
Stevens, arr. Moose: Year of the Dragon
The Speed of Sound Sessions are a celebration of musicians who support and promote composers whose work was created in the 21st century and who respond to the contemporary world in which we live.