portland social distance ensemble – the series

Last Friday was the debut of a new performance initiative of 45th Parallel Universe. It’s made possible by a new technology which allows musicians to play chamber music together live while in their own homes – from any distance – which was developed by our resident genius coder Danny Rosenberg. That debut was a performance from six different homes by eight musicians of Terry Riley’s seminal piece “In C”.

Executive director Ron Blessinger has made this initial offering into a weekly concert series featuring the different ensembles of the 45th Parallel Universe and guest artists from around the world.

Pyxis Quartet – Photo: Ashley Courter

This week, on Friday, May 15th at 6:00PM PST, the Pyxis Quartet will perform music of George Crumb, Phillip Glass, and a bit of Norwegian folk music arranged by the Danish String Quartet. You can view the concert on our Facebook Page, our YouTube Channel, or on our website. Concerts are just 30 minutes, and we hope you can join us! A donation link will be available at all three locations, and all proceeds go directly to the performers.

2 Replies to “portland social distance ensemble – the series”

  1. Charles, my email in-box was packed with questions about this platform that allows musicians to play together from remote locations. How can i/we find out more about it? All hail, Danny Rosenberg. Congratulations.

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