May 23, 2024, 7P / the Rhythm Method / Broad Statements

The Rhythm Method’s annual mini-festival, Broad Statements, will take place on May 23.

The festival will feature sets by improviser and Gayageum player DoYeon Kim, jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah, multimedia artist Mobéy Lola Irizarry, and of course The Rhythm Method.

About The Rhythm Method

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.

In our educational work, we nurture ongoing relationships with universities and schools, cultivating multifaceted creativity and musicianship in students of all ages. We believe that supporting and nurturing each other’s creative voices helps build community, both inside and outside our ensemble, and presents a model for collective creativity.