The Rhythm Method
The New Music Capacity Building Program, made possible by The New York Community Trust, is designed for a diverse cohort of small-sized groups committed to presenting, performing, or promoting new music by living music creators on a regular basis.
As an ensemble of four composer-performers, The Rhythm Method strives to reimagine the string quartet in a contemporary, feminist context.
We cherish close collaboration with composers at every stage of work development, and as improvisers and composers, we are particularly interested in music which invites performers’ creative agency. Many of the works we write, commission, and choose to perform explore and expand the terrains between free improvisation and different forms of notation, from graphic scores to Western classical notation.
We believe that an intersectional feminist approach to our work means fostering equity through the amplification of marginalized voices. Our programming and collaborative efforts seek to highlight artistry that represents the beautiful spectrum of gender, race, sexuality, age, ability, and all other lines of identity.
Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 East Park Row Clinton, NY 13323