"A trustworthy purveyor of fresh sounds... The group almost invariably makes the case that what it plays is worth hearing... You couldn't ask for stronger execution"
- Steve Smith, The New York Times
Winner of the 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Either/Or is a flexible chamber ensemble based in New York City that presents a repertoire of new and recent chamber music informed equally by American Experimentalism and European avant-garde practice, with special emphasis on artists outside the institutional mainstream and on works exploring nontraditional ensemble formations. Director Richard Carrick and guest curator Christopher McIntyre draw on a broader collective of 17 regular soloists (and guests) to realize the unique requirements of each project. Since its founding in 2004, Either/Or has premiered more than 125 works (as well as dozens of student compositions), toured throughout the US and Sweden, and recorded for labels such as New Focus, New World Records, Starkland, and Sterling Classics.
25 September, 2019: Miller Theatre
COMPOSER PORTRAITS: Anthony Braxton
Either/Or returns to Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts to present COMPOSER PORTRAITS: Anthony Braxton. In collaboration with JACK Quartet and in celebration of Braxton’s 75th year, EO perform a range of this iconoclastic composer and virtuoso performer’s compositions that span 40 years of his illustrious career as a creator. Visit Miller’s Event Page for more details on the Sep. 25 program, and Tri-Centric Foundation website for information about Anthony’s musical world.