The 20-member new-music juggernaut Alarm Will Sound, conceived as a kind of ragtag democracy of intrepid musical adventurers, continues to beguile and delight. The group’s repertoire includes everything from Aphex Twin to Edgar Varese to The Dirty Projectors to Steve Reich’s Radiohead tribute, as well as works commissioned from contemporary composers of all description. Since AWS’s inception as a group of players studying at the Eastman School of Music, the band’s excitingly off-kilter and action-packed virtuoso has led it towards uncharted territory in classical music.
Fri., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 10, 2014