New York-based piano and percussion ensemble opens the season for New Music New College program

From Sarasota Herald Tribune, September 27, 2019
A four-piece music ensemble with the unusual name of Yarn/Wire has gotten used to social-media friend requests from knitting companies — or their bots.
But the name actually refers to the unusual makeup of the ensemble: two percussionists (yarn, referring to what their mallets are wrapped with) and two pianos (wire, referring to the internal mechanisms of the piano, and also to the electronics the musicians employ).
The New York-based group will make its first Sarasota appearance Oct. 5 for the opening of New College of Florida’s contemporary music series, New Music New College. One founding member of the ensemble, percussionist Ian Antonio, also performs with Wet Ink, which appeared in last season’s New Music lineup.
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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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