For Immediate Release

Contact: Karl Larson (608) 397-4407


What: Morton Feldman’s ‘Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello’

Who: Karl Larson (piano), Josie Davis (Violin), Kate Outterbridge (Viola), and Zan Berry (Cello)

When: March 18 @ 8:00PM

Where: Scholes Street Studio

375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 Admission: $15 / $10 students (cash only)

About the Music:

Morton Feldman’s Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello was composed in May, 1987, three months before the composer’s death. While often overshadowed by more well known works such as String Quartet No. 2 and Piano and String Quartet, Piano, this work is one of Feldman’s great masterpieces from the 1980s.

Clocking in at 75 minutes, the piece has all the unmistakable hallmarks of Feldman’s late style: the scope, the patience, and the unapologetic beauty are all present in this rarely performed work.

About the Performers:

Brooklyn based pianist Karl Larson, praised for his ‘thoughtful’ and ‘fervent’ performances by the New York Time, is a sought after musician dedicated to the performance and cultivation of contemporary music.

Larson has premiered works by notable composers including David Lang, Chris Cerrone, Scott Wollschleger, and David Rakowski. Recent performances and projects of note include Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories, Olivier Messiaen’s Harawi, the world premiere of Scott Wollschleger’s Meditations on Dust for solo piano and string orchestra, and the release of ‘Restless,’ an album of new music by Ken Thomson, which was praised as ‘marvelous’ and ‘powerful’ by Pitchfork.

A sought after collaborator, Larson has worked with many notable musicians and ensembles including Tristan Perich, Ashley Bathgate, Vicky Chow, Erik Carlson, Mantra, Ensemble Signal, the Eco Ensemble, the Sleeping Giant Composer Collective, and Contemporaneous. He has been featured on many notable series and festivals including the Bang on a Can Marathon, the MATA Festival, WQXR’s Hammered!, the Contagious Sounds Series, the Frequency Series, Make Music New York, the Outpost Concert Series, the Vanguard Series, the Red Note New Music Festival, the Ball State New Music Festival, the Music in the Shape of a Pear Festival, and the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival.

Larson is also a founding member of Bearthoven, a piano, bass, and percussion trio dedicated to the frequent promotion and performance of brand new works. Since the group’s formation in 2013, Bearthoven has commissioned over twenty pieces by a wide variety of composers including Fjola Evans, Anthony Vine, Adrian Knight, Adam Roberts, and Kristina Wolfe. Bearthoven’s debut album, Trios, will be released on Cantaloupe Music in the Spring of 2017.


Josie Davis, Kate Outterbridge, and Zan Berry are three Providence based musicians who actively seek new ways to create unique performance experiences. After meeting at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization that aims to create cohesive urban community through music education and performance, these three dynamic musicians have performed a variety of concerts in an array of local venues, including

independent art galleries, taco shops, house concerts, public libraries, and the RISD Museum of Art. This spring they will be in residence at Butler Hospital where they will facilitate workshops within a mental health facility, with the purpose of bringing mindfulness and meaningful musical experiences to the community.