From Q2 Music: “ETHEL Quartet Performs Jacob TV “


Q2 is the 24/7 New Music Stream from New York Public Radio

Thursday, December 22, 2011

“Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week, the adventurous ETHEL String Quartet performs the eccentric, boundary-bending music of Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis.


A Reich-influenced Dutch composer with a political agenda, composer Jacob TV is in fact at home enough in the culture he satirizes so astutely to have won ardent champions among the highest ranks of American performers. His music is presented here by ETHEL, a celebrated post-classical string quartet that performs adventurous music of the past four decades, with emphasis on works composed since 1995.

The original webcast was the launching point for JacobTV on the Radio: an immersive 5-day festival that began March 17 and celebrated the music of JacobTV. Featuring introductions by phantom host JacobTV himself, hours of previously unheard pieces–from extensive European-only and private recordings of recent premieres, including his Piano Concerto No.2, Sky Falling, exclusive downloads and previous insightful appearances on WNYC, JacobTV on the Radio was an in-depth and far-reaching exploration of TV’s experimental sound.


This concert, hosted by John Schaefer of WNYC’s New Sounds and Soundcheck, was recorded live from Merkin Concert Hall on March 11th, 2010.”

See the full article here.