PRISM Quartet

PRISM Quartet News

By: . December 8, 2017. Posted under: Miguel Zenon

Read the latest installment of PRISM’s newsletter, which covers Grammy Nomination and upcoming concerts with guest artists Miguel Zenon, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Tim Ries, Dave Liebman, Susie Ibarra, and Tyshawn Sorey.

In Running for Grammy Nominations

By: . October 24, 2017. Posted under:

Two PRISM Quartet albums, "COLOR THEORY" (XAS Records) and "The Fifth Century" (ECM), are under consideration for multiple 2018 Grammy Award nominations. NARAS friends, we respectfully invite you to consider both albums as you review the Grammy nomination entry list.

PRISM Quartet Newsletter

By: . October 4, 2017. Posted under: Breath Beneath

Read the latest installment of PRISM’s newsletter, which covers upcoming concerts throughout Michigan; the announcement of a new board member, Petter Witte; and info and pics from our recent Breath Beneath and Vernon Park programs.

Breath Beneath Blog

By: . August 3, 2017. Posted under: ,

Follow progress on the PRISM Quartet's groundbreaking "Discovery" project, Breath Beneath, as we investigate the intersection of music, interactive technology, and durational visual art with two new interdisciplinary works: "Waveguide Model I" from filmmaker Mark DeChiazza and composer Dan Trueman, and "Cha" from filmmaker Bill Morrison, composer Julia Wolfe, and programmer Ryan Holsopple.

PRISM Quartet Newsletter: Recordings

By: . August 2, 2017. Posted under:

Read the latest installment of PRISM’s newsletter, which cover our upcoming and most recent albums, including Paradigm Lost; WAYNE PETERSON: TRANSFORMATIONS; Color Theory; and Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century.

U of MI Christopher Kendall Award: Remarks from Peter Witte

By: . November 11, 2016. Posted under:

On October 21, 2016, Peter Witte made the following remarks in presenting the PRISM Quartet with the newly established Christopher Kendall Award. The Award honors the tenure of Emeritus Dean Christopher Kendall by recognizing one alumnus/a or an ensemble of alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance from any graduation year who has demonstrated collaboration and/or entrepreneurship and/or significant community engagement and/or interdisciplinary studies and/or patronage to the arts in their professional work.

Color Theory in The New York Times

By: . June 18, 2016. Posted under: PRISM Quartet photo by Richard Termine

By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM JUNE 14, 2016 “… In two concerts last week at Roulette in Brooklyn, the Prism Quartet, a saxophone ensemble, produced an intriguing palette of sounds that included tone colors never heard before.” Read the full review here.

PRISM Quartet Presents Enticing Concert in Ypsilanti

By: . June 1, 2016. Posted under:

The PRISM Quartet returns to its musical birthplace for a concert benefiting the ensemble’s Southeast Michigan Residency Program. The concert features music by two composers with Michigan roots: the late William Albright, a longtime University of Michigan faculty member whose seminal work, Fantasy Etudes, was commissioned by PRISM in 1992; and current Michigan State University faculty member David Biedenbender, whose contribution to the program, “Lullaby” (2014), comes from a larger work-in-progress titled Cerulean. The program includes additional works by Anna Weesner, Martin Bresnick, and Georg Friedrich Haas.