Spektral Quartet’s Experiments in Living upends the timeline to stake out a fresh vantage pointHannah Edgaron September 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm


The through line of Spektral Quartet’s first studio release in four years, Experiments in Living, is that there is no through line—at least on the surface. The double album covers 150 years of history, from Brahms to living lions such as George Lewis, but rather than foist a chronological or thematic flow onto the recording, the Chicago ensemble encourage nonlinear pathways and heavy use of the “shuffle” feature.…Read More

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