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How long will Earth be habitable for our kids?

A love letter to our fragile planet, "Rising" refers to the increasing water and temperatures that threaten to consume our human settlements and the wilderness around us. It is also a rallying cry to mobilize our community against this catastrophe. This is our planet to love, and our planet to lose. We hope that this album will provide an environment for you to reflect on the power and vulnerability of our planet Earth.

Rising features three quartets commissioned by Friction Quartet from composers Alex Van Gils, Max Stoffregen, and Gabriella Smith.

Recorded at The Lincoln Theater in the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center in Yountville, California.

More at www.frictionquartet.com/rising


released November 6, 2020

Kevin Rogers & Otis Harriel, violins
Taija Warbelow, viola
Doug Machiz, cello

Recording Engineer: Zach Miley
Design & Photography Samantha Godoy


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Friction Quartet San Francisco, California

Friction Quartet has established a reputation for edgy programming and exhilarating performance of contemporary string quartets.  Through artistic collaboration in varied mediums, the commissioning of new works, and crossing into non-classical genres Friction Quartet creates a progressive and inviting concert atmosphere that attracts audiences of all ages and interests. ... more

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