Having been collectively inspired by Bach's genius and the groundbreaking recording of Glenn Gould's 1955 recording of the Goldberg Variations we have decided to explore and highlight this three dimensional relationship. That being our relationship to Bach, the relationship of Bach to Glenn Gould, and Gould's relationship to the string quartet. Through a collaborative arranging process, the Catalyst Quartet will create the first fully realized 4-voiced version of the Goldberg Variations for string quartet. This project will include performances and a recording of our own arrangement of the complete Goldberg Variations paired with Gould's singular composition, String Quartet, on the Azica Records Label, to be released in Fall 2014.
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The Catalyst Quartet
Jessie Montgomery- violin
Karla Donehew-Perez- violin
Paul Laraia- viola
Karlos Rodriguez- cello
Richard Einhorn- audio engineer, (composer/ producer for Glenn Gould's 1981 recording of the Goldberg Variations with RCA)
Christian Miranda- video producer
Gohar Vardanyan- second camera
Greg Powers- sound mixing