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Composer: Mincek, Alex (b. 1975)

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Year of birth1975
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Modern Merriment in Ostrava

Janáčkova Filharmonie Ostrava © Martin Popelář
Spirits ran high and the music captivated record crowds at this year's Ostrava Days New and experimental Music Festival.
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Eight extraordinary string players meet: The Arditti and JACK Quartets combine at Wigmore Hall

JACK Quartet  ©  Stephen Poff
The volume was that of a string quartet on steroids, but the sound was that of eight extraordinary string players each playing slightly different things. James Clarke’s 2012-S, for two string quartets, gave an explosive, subtle start to the Arditti and JACK Quartets’ joint Wigmore Hall recital this Monday.
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