Adrianne Munden-Dixon is a violinist, improviser, and composer known for her “shapeshifting technical facility” (I Care If You Listen). Her work often explores the interaction of timbre, texture, and energy with a combination of playfulness and “white-knuckle energy” (Bandcamp Daily). She has given solo performances at Roulette Intermedium, the Dimenna Center, Princeton University and presented her music at the Darmstadt Summer Course and University of Georgia.  She is a founding member of Desdemona and has recently worked with the JACK Quartet, Cassie Wieland, Leo Chang, David Bird, and filmmaker-pianist XUAN. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, she currently resides and is active in the Montreal and New York experimental scenes. 


Carrie Frey is a New York City-based violist, teacher, improviser, and composer focused on inquisitive collaborations and encouraging creativity in her students. An enthusiastic proponent of new music, she has premiered over 250 pieces. Frey is the violist of the Rhythm Method (“a group of individuals with distinct compositional voices and a collective vision for the future of the string quartet” - I Care If You Listen) and a founding member of string trio Chartreuse and string quartet Desdemona. She has performed with many of New York City’s notable contemporary ensembles, including Wet Ink Large Ensemble, AMOC*, Talea Ensemble, Wavefield, Cantata Profana, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Her compositions, described as “a moldering compost heap” (I Care if You Listen), have been performed by the Rhythm Method, RE:duo, Arco Belo, Adrianne Munden-Dixon, and Kal Sugatski. Her debut sonata album, The Grey Light of Day, with pianist Robert Fleitz, was released in 2016, and her first solo album, Seagrass, was released on Gold Bolus in December 2023. Carrie is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music Contemporary Performance Program, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
1750 Arch St
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public