Read the latest installment of PRISM’s newsletter, which covers the Quartet's recent appearance with Branford Marsalis at the World Sax Congress in Croatia, names Emily Cooley the winner of the inaugural Robert Capanna Commissioning Award, and showcases new videos of PRISM with Tyshawn Sorey and Susie Ibarra.
Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with virtuoso musicians to bring your own musical story to life. The PRISM Quartet is joining forces with two groundbreaking composer/percussionists— Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey— in a series of free workshops at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Space is limited, sign up now!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"the saxophones sing out long, doleful tunes, or gurgle softly and sympathetically while the chorus intones Traherne’s words in ravishing but ethereal timbres."