PRISM Quartet releases Jacob TV’s The Body of Your Dreams on Jan. 6 on XAS
The Body of Your Dreams by Dutch “avant pop” composer Jacob TV satirizes the American pursuit of bodily perfection by remixing a cheesy '90s television advertisement for a cutting-edge weight-loss product.
See Your Shadow set for 12/31 release on XAS
PRISM's founding tenor saxophonist Matthew Levy releases the world premiere recording of “See Your Shadow” by the Curtis Institute's Nick DiBerardino.
PRISM and Temple U Wind Symphony release Concerto Grosso by Wm. Bolcom on April 22 on BCM&D Records
PRISM Quartet joins forces with Temple University Wind Symphony under Dr. Patricia Cornett for an April 22 release of William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet on BCM&D Records, the label of Temple University Boyer College of Music & Dance.
Pueblito Viejo (single) set for April 8 release on XAS
Pueblito Viejo featuring music by José A. Morales and Roberto Saghini will be released as a single on April 8 on XAS Records, distributed worldwide by Symphonic and Naxos Music Library.
Forbidden Drive set for July 16 release as single, ahead of Aug. 13 release of full album, Heritage/Evolution Vol. 2
Forbidden Drive will be released as a single on July 16th in advance of PRISM's August 13th release of the full album, Heritage/Evolution, Vol. 2, featuring Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter.
A return to live concerts and premieres in 2021-22, with your support
As the PRISM Quartet plans for live concerts after more than a year of lockdown, we're happy to share the lineup of composers whose works we'll premiere on our concert series, touring programs, and in recordings on our XAS label.
Seven New Releases on XAS Records
The PRISM Quartet announces the release of seven new recordings in the coming year on XAS Records. With the cancellation or postponement of its live concerts through the summer, and perhaps beyond, the Quartet is recommitting to its mission by giving voice to the many composers and performing artists with whom it has worked in recent years. New recordings include four albums by the full ensemble, and three solo releases by PRISM members Timothy McAllister, Matthew Levy, and Zachary Shemon.
April and May Concerts Postponed / Surfaces and Essences Set for April 17 Release
PRISM Quartet performances through May have been postponed until next season (dates TBA) in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Mending Wall postponed
We’re sorry to inform you that performances of Mending Wall at Bryn Mawr College (March 21-22) and Roulette (March 23) have been postponed until next season in an effort reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read our announcement: https://mailchi.mp/prismquartet/mending-wall-postponed.
Countdown to Mending Wall, March 2020
PRISM is excited to co-present Mending Wall with Bryn Mawr College (March 21 and 22) and Roulette (March 23). This staged concert explores the meaning of walls in our world. Stage direction is by Jorinde Keesmaat, with lighting design by Aaron Copp. We’re teaming up with soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Arturo O’Farrill to perform new commissions by George Lewis, Juri Seo, Martin Bresnick, and O’Farrill. We’d love to see you there! For tickets and more info: mendingwall.prismquartet.com.
The Body of Your Dreams Video
We're happy to share a new video of the PRISM Quartet performing The Body of Your Dreams by Dutch composer JacobTV, called “the Andy Warhol of new music.” In The Body, Jacob satirically sets an infomercial for the Abtronic slimming belt (“It's German-engineered...easy and effective. And no sweat!”).
Waveguide Model I Video
VIDEO RELEASE of WAVEGUIDE MODEL I: One of PRISM's most adventurous projects, with music by Dan Trueman and interactive video environment by Mark DeChiazza, co-presented with Drexel Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
PRISM Quartet News
Read the latest installment of PRISM’s newsletter which covers our March 3 performance with jazz trombone great Michael Dease in Michigan; June 2 and 3 concerts of world premieres in Philly and NYC; new releases on Orange Mountain Music and XAS Records; the February 28 YouTube premiere of The Anchoress; a new Grammy Award for Quartet member Tim McAllister, and more.
PRISM Quartet News
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: Free Workshops with PRISM, Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey
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!