A packed house at Toronto's Koerner Hall hailed the release of an innovative collaboration between world-renowned DJ Skratch Bastid, the Afiara String Quartet, and four young Toronto composers including Rob.
The Afiara commissioned the four composer to write new works for string quartet inspired by popular themes. Each of these works is then remixed by renowned DJ Skratch Bastid, creating four new solo works for scratch DJ. The project culminates in the composers responding to the remixes in the form of a quintet, string quartet + DJ. This unique collaboration between the quartet, composers, and DJ thus chronicles a complete musical conversation, traversing different media to create something wholly new.
The Toronto Star called it "Something extraordinary... one of the most attention-grabbing concerts of the year."
The album is available on Amazon.