Audible Abstraction is a new music trio that looks to redefine the chamber music experience. The ensemble crafts thematic programs of both original works and reimagined canonic repertoire, incorporating interdisciplinary inspiration, cultural context, and abstract perspective to create a unique concert experience. By pushing these boundaries of musical thought and concert norms, Audible Abstraction provokes and stimulates its audience at every performance.
Nicole Brancato, Gregory Hammontree, and Barry Hartglass are the core members of the ensemble and act as composers and performers. Featured original compositions include Hammontree’s Bang, see? – a multi-media walk through the works of street artist Banksy with roots in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; Brancato’s A Prayer for Mankind – a bluesy, semi-improvisatory plea inspired by Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus; and Hartglass’ Sasquatch – a post-tonal musing on the mythical creature.
Audible Abstraction can be found performing regularly around New York City and has recently teamed up with the not-for-profit organization REAL (Responsible Eating and Living) in a concert series.