Praised for their “uncompromising and unreserved . . . intense, and sensuously gestural” performances (examiner.com), THE RHYTHM METHOD strives to reimagine the string quartet in a contemporary context. Since their founding in 2014, the group has given soulful, spirited performances in New York, Vienna, Paris, and Lucerne, and tackled works ranging from classics by Ligeti and Ravel to newer works/premieres by Leah Asher, Alyssa Weinberg, Andrew Norman, Scott Wollschleger, John Zorn, and other living composers, including members of the ensemble. Through a mixture of thoughtful, eccentric programming, captivating performances, and collaborations with sound artists, visual artists, and songwriters as well as composers, they present concert experiences that engage and challenge their audiences.
The Rhythm Method has given performances at Joe’s Pub, the Met Museum, the Onassis Cultural Center, and Roulette, and has been featured on the String Orchestra of Brooklyn’s String Theories Festival, MATA Festival, and the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds Festival. The Rhythm Method recently completed their inaugural Austrian tour, featuring world premieres of new works by sound artists Bernd Klug and Andreas Trobollowitsch, a collaboration with the Austrian singer-songwriter collective Loose Lips Sink Ships, and premieres of works by all members of the ensemble.