Pioneering Chamber Ensemble, CORDIS, Boston Debut Concert
Presented by CORDIS at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
April 6, 2012
Known for its signature, eclectic sound, the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, CORDIS, makes its New York City and Boston debuts April 5th and 6th, respectively. Led by world renowned composer/cimbalomist Richard Grimes, CORDIS is made up of the dynamic energy of electric cellist Jeremy Harman, pianist Brian O’Neill, percussionist Andrew Beall, and the primitive craft of customized, global instruments including the electric mbira, the melodica, the hammered-dulcimer-esque stringed instrument called the cimbalom (both traditional and electric), and the world’s longest playing music box cylinder-driven music box.
By fusing traditional and specially made ethnic instruments, CORDIS showcases a unique perspective on 21st century chamber music. “We offer an intriguing mix of instrumentation from vintage keyboards to one-of-a-kind indigenous percussion,” explains Grimes.