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Composer: Balakrishnan, David (b. 1954)

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Year of birth1954
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Turtle Island Quartet Transcends Musical Boundaries

© Erik Jacobs for Boston Lyric Opera, 2011
No ordinary string quartet, Turtle Island Quartet (TIQ) performed a vast array of musical styles Friday evening: rock, folk, blue grass, jazz, blues, even Indian. Building upon their masterful technique and commitment to improvisation, TIQ was able to craft fresh, new melodies out of popular music.