Quince Ensemble has been a
long-distance collaboration since 2011.
All four of us have lived in different cities since the early stages of our project. And so, we've developed strategies for working together at a distance, and we'd like to share those strategies, along with some key repertoire, that will help keep you collaborations and groups thriving even while you're apart.
These strategies include how to work with composers and other collaborators from a distance, how to manage the administrative side of your projects, and how to maintain a supportive and fun atmosphere within your project, even when you can't be together in person.
We have experience streaming live events and performances as a group and as individuals.
Over our 10 year existence, we've commissioned and composed a body of asynchronous repertoire that can be performed by groups large and small from a distance. This asynchronous repertoire is a great way to stay connected over long distances and continue producing new work that isn't impacted by the latency of video conferencing platforms. It offers lessons in reading contemporary notation, exploring guided improvisation, and making creative soundscapes.
Along with this exciting repertoire, we’ve been offering distance workshops and seminars to composers and performers of varying backgrounds on music careers, composing for the voice, extended vocal technique, music notation, self-producing projects, and more!
Our composer residencies have continued at a distance as we meet online, collaborate remotely, and record their works from our home studios.
Contact Quince Ensemble to organize a distance residency for your students/musicians or to discuss our strategies for long-distance collaboration!
Learn More about Quince's 'Asynchronous Repertoire'
Workshop with students at Boston Conservatory of Music, Berklee College
"love fail" album release with composer David Lang
Recording at home using high quality setups