Dream House Quartet
Formed in 2018, Dream House Quartet fuses decades of musical mastery of classical and contemporary forms. Legendary dueling pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque alongside pioneering composer-guitarists Bryce Dessner (The National, C’mon C’mon, Bardo), and David Chalmin (Innocence, La Terre Invisible) perform unparalleled works by visionary composers from the past half-century.
A daring triumph.
The quartet’s premiere US tour brings newly commissioned works from Thom Yorke’s (Radiohead) first compositions for classical music and concert halls for two pianos, electronics and modular synthesizer, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Bryce Dessner, David Chalmin, and more.
Whether Mozart or Stravinsky, their musical line always sounds as if its being woven for the very first time... But the illusion of improvisation is the genius of their performances. In all their recordings there is a deceptive sprezzatura that is born of throwing the preparation to the winds and hanging onto each each others ears.
Curated by Bryce Dyssner, Artist-in-residence. Nearly 25 years after graduating from Yale, acclaimed Grammy® Award-winning musician, composer, arranger, guitarist Bryce Dessner has returned to New Haven to embark on a multi-year residency as YSC's Artist-in-Residence in music. As a feature of the residency, Dessner has curated and commissioned new works from a roster of emerging creators, produced in partnership with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann, including Julia Bullock, Ash Fure, Nathalie Joachim, Kaneza Schaal, and Anna Thorvaldsdóttir—artists whose work amplifies their lived experiences across gender, race, and culture. Read more
Dream House Quartet, photo: Jonathan McCallum