MIVOS reviewed in The Strad Magazine

We’re really excited to report a very nice review of our March show at Galapagos Art Space in The Strad magazine, quoted below!  You can also view the original article here.


The Strad – June Issue
Reviews/Concerts/New York

“The next evening (10 March) brought the young MIVOS quartet to the Galapagos Art Space . . . this group has been making the rounds of the downtown arts venues while preparing its first recording, on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, of Ned Rothenberg’s Clarinet Quintet. That work was the centerpiece of the programme here and it offered an appealing compendium of gentle jazz grooves and lush blues harmonies, which the MIVOS players played with spontaneity and dexterity as the composer played the soulful clarinet part.MIVOS’s approach is refreshingly undogmatic. Its sound became narrowly focused and intense in György Kurtág’s epigrammatic Microludes, just as it took on a slightly metallic, spiky edge for Evan Ziporyn’s Be In . . . In an arrangement of Machaut’s Messe de Notre Dame, the group summoned subtle gradations of tone, before the final moments dissolved into eerie, translucent sonic mist.”

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