Seven New Releases on XAS Records

By: . May 14, 2020. Posted under:

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.

Mending Wall postponed

By: . March 13, 2020. Posted under:

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:

Countdown to Mending Wall, March 2020

By: . February 19, 2020. Posted under:

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:

The Body of Your Dreams Video

By: . September 16, 2019. Posted under: Jacob TV

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

By: . March 26, 2019. Posted under: Breath Beneath

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

By: . February 22, 2019. Posted under: Nina C. Young

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

By: . August 17, 2018. Posted under: Emily Cooley

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

By: . March 14, 2018. Posted under:

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!