JG Thirlwell has been one of my favorite artists for many years. He is unveiling a program of string quartets this Sunday August 9, 2015 here in New York at the Noguchi Museum (info below).
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Andy Akiho's compositions have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the L.A. Philharmonic, Bang On a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music.
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