Stratus Quartet – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – January 7th, 2018

Stratus Quartet

Stratus Quartet

Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli Duo

Sun · January 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

Stratus Quartet
Stratus Quartet
Stratus Quartet is a New York City based string quartet dedicated to new music and improvisation.

Following in the great tradition of the string quartet, each of Stratus Quartet's intimate performances display a musical tapestry rich with warmth and detail. Unlike most string quartets, Stratus Quartet exclusively performs music composed or arranged by its own members. Like a faceted work of Cubism, Stratus Quartet’s music is comprised of four different musical perspectives, each player offering a unique background and expertise.

Every element of the quartet's process is collaborative. Their rehearsals often feel like a musical workshop with members bringing in drafts of their original work for feedback from the other players. As a result, the quartet's musical landscape is in a constant state of flux and adaptation. In rehearsal the quartet will take a preliminary musical idea at its most bare and skeletal stage, and collectively arrange it into a finished composition.

The quartet straddles the intersection of composition and improvisation, often mixing the latter into the former. No Stratus Quartet performance ever sounds like the one before it—like a jazz combo, Stratus Quartet will never perform its music the same way twice.
Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli Duo
In 2009, Monroe and Miceli discussed the idea of forming a duo. At the time, they were both eager and reluctant, due to the “limited” range of each instrument, and vast differences in production of sound, and finding a good balance between the two instruments. It took much practice and experimentation to find their ‘sound.’ But find it they did in their up-coming debut CD, Alone Together. Both artists hail from Philadelphia and draw upon their collective experiences growing up in the ‘70’s with popular music, R & B, blues, folk, jazz and classical.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/