The adventurous Mivos Quartet, hailed as "one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles" (The Chicago Reader), joins legendary poet and performer Saul Williams for a memorable night of new music. Williams, known for his distinctive marriage of “firebrand politics with metaphysical word play” (AV Club), will present the Ohio premiere of NGH WHT, a collaboration with composer Thomas Kessler that integrates the sounds of a string quartet with Williams’ singular voice to create an organic and provocative interaction between hip hop and contemporary classical styles.
The program will also feature new work by composers Ted Hearne and Black Box Performance Series alum Jace Clayton (DJ/rupture), as well as new solo and collaborative work by Williams and Mivos, including a broad new interpretation of Williams' No One Ever Does.
“Hip hop's poet laureate” – CNN on Saul Williams
“This vital young New York string quartet embraces toothy modernism with punk-rock verve” – The New York Times