Desert Quill Quartet is a co-devised group of performer-composers from diverse geographical and musical backgrounds.

Their instrumentation opens an unplaceable and rich acoustic sonic palette—welcoming in improvisatory soundscapes, kinetic grooves, and personal/place-based compositions.

Through multi-disciplinary collaborations, recordings, and live performances, you will hear cued in-the-moment sonic transformations that invite ears of all kinds into worlds that often sound playful, warm, expansive and deeply communicative.

The Desert Quill Quartet—whether moving sound and space with dancers, soundtracking stop animations, or playing on mountain tops, in basements or in concert halls—sparks a fresh and a joyfully far-reaching ethos to contemporary music making and human connection.

The Desert Quill Quartet—whether moving sound and space with dancers, soundtracking stop animations, or playing on mountain tops, in basements or in concert halls—sparks a fresh and a joyfully far-reaching ethos to contemporary music making and human connection.

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Meet the Desert Quill Quartet

Dan González (clarinet)
Yvette Cornelia Holzwarth (violin/voice)
Patrick Behnke (viola)
Ben Finley (double bass)

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