Composer Laura Schwendinger Talks About ‘Creature Quartet’ Debut

Performance Slated For UW-Madison Campus

Laura Schwendinger

The JACK Quartet on Friday will perform the premiere of University of Wisconsin-Madison-based composer Laura Schwendinger’s “Creature Quartet.”

“Creature Quartet” consists of four larger movements that are framed by smaller movements, each one an ode to an extinct, endangered or mythical creature. The premiere will be accompanied by animated representations of each lifeform.

WPR’s Norman Gilliland spoke with Schwendinger about her work as a composer, and about the new quartet. (Click on the audio link above to listen to the interview.)

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The performance takes place at 8 p.m. in the Wisconsin Union Theater on the UW-Madison campus.