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Mivos Quartet

George Lewis (1952) Playing with Seeds (2017, 16’) Italian premiere
Hilda Paredes (1957) Cuerdas del destino (2007-2008, 18’)
Sam Pluta (1979) Chain Reactions/Five Events (2013, 30’) Italian premiere

Olivia De Prato violin
Lauren Cauley violin
Victor Lowrie viola
Mariel Roberts cello
Sam Pluta live electronics (Chain Reactions/Five Events)

The concert will be introduced by a talk with the artists at 7:30 pm.


Formed only ten years ago in New York, and already one of the grittiest ensembles dedicated to the performance of contemporary music, the Mivos Quartet offers two European premieres by George Lewis and Sam Pluta, as well as a Quartet by Mexican composer Hilda Paredes.

In Playing with Seeds by George Lewis, inspired by the experiments with various cultivation techniques in a village in Sierra Leone, the music is produced, so to speak, by seeds that generate new varieties through trajectories of register, temporal flux and sudden reversals of apparent fortune.

Cuerdas del destino by Hilda Paredes revolves around the consequentiality that guides the development of the music, creating the direction, the dramaturgy and the structure of a piece in which the quartet is treated as a mega-instrument.

Various modes of implied composition are combined, finally, in Chain Reactions/Five Events by Sam Pluta: the first part of the work is improvised by instruments and laptops, while the second is fully notated for ensemble with improvised electronics.

Ca’ Giustinian

30124 VENICE
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