Featuring the world-premiere recording of the complete quartets of Robert Erickson (1917-1997), an important American composer fondly remembered as an influential teacher who counted such figures as Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick and Paul Dresher among his students.
People’s Emergency Center is a recording of music by Matthew Levy that draws freely—and often surprisingly—from classical, jazz, world, and rock traditions. An all-star lineup of guest artists includes Jason Moran, Ben Monder, Bill Stewart, Tim Ries, and Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Following the Quartet's collaboration last season with clarinetist Anthony McGill - lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a model of conviviality and responsiveness" - Cedille Records invited the group to record the Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets. The album will be available worldwide in May 2014.