Sybarite5: Outliers CD

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Sybarite5 includes Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney (violins), Angela Pickett (viola), Laura Metcalf (cello), and Louis Levitt (double bass).

Sybarite5: Outliers CD

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Known as a "virtuosic ensemble with an original and risk-taking vision" (Audiophile Audition Magazine), no group has been more influential in the development of the string quintet than Sybarite5. The ensemble has commissioned, premiered, and promoted over 50 new works since its inception in 2006, and has built a global audience with concert programs featuring new music by American composers. Outliers, their second full-length album, showcases the exceptional results of a decade devoted to the creation and performance of new American concert music.


Each track was carefully selected to demonstrate the decade of musical growth and relationships developed between Sybarite5 and these accomplished American composers. Sybarite5 has worked directly and personally with each composer to understand how to best communicate their musical intentions, and creating definitive recordings of these pieces helps disseminate the breadth of new music now available for this instrumentation.

The album features the following works:

Andy Akiho, "Revolve" (2012)
Kenji Bunch, "Allemande pour Tout le Monde" (2015)
Eric Byers, "Pop Rocks" (2013) and "Sarabande" (2014)
Shawn Conley, "Yann’s Flight" (2013)
Mohammed Fairouz, "Muquddamah" (2014)
Jessica Meyer, "Getting Home (... I must be)" (2015)
Daniel Bernard Roumain, "Allemande for Toussaint" (2015)
Dan Visconti, "Hitchhikers Tales" (2006–2012)
Michi Wiancko, "Blue Bouree" (2014)
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, "Gigue-ly" (2015)

  • Released: 2018

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