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Performing original music by San Francisco-based composer George Hurd, The Hurd Ensemble unifies the worlds of electronic and classical music. All the music is written for string quartet (violin, viola, cello, upright bass), piano and electronics, meticulously bound together with digitally-arranged sounds collected from Hurd’s travels. Absolutely no stock electronic sounds are used – every sound produced is of his own creation, recorded, edited and manipulated himself. The electronics are layered to create textures that perfectly complement the acoustic instruments, giving rise to a sound that is extremely organic despite its partially digital origins. Hurd’s music is both wildly, intricately rhythmic and aglow with shimmering harmonies and melodies. Accessible and daring, its percussive yet lyrical qualities make it at home in both concert halls and nightclubs.

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The Hurd Ensemble is:

George Hurd – composition & electronics

Anton Estaniel – cello

Solenn Séguillon-Dye – violin

Ari Gorman – bass

Jacob Hansen-Joseph – viola

Elyse Weakley – piano 


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Download The Hurd Ensemble Stage Plot HERE.

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