Quodlibet is a collective of creators and string players. Our mission is to produce creative musical experiences that engage, entertain, and invite people to invest in their communities.
HOW WILL WE DO THAT?
1. Commitment to Psychological Safety – Quodlibet’s top priority will always be creativity. Creativity thrives in a space free of judgement or discrimination. Therefore, psychological safety is the backbone of Quodlibet. Without it, we cannot create music.
Psychological safety is a condition in which human beings feel included, safe to learn, safe to contribute, and safe to challenge status quo all without fear of being embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in some way.
2. 2020 VOTESart Partnership – To aid in helping invite our audiences and collaborators to invest in their communities, we are partnering with VOTESart to create events that promote civic engagement, voter registration, and voter information.
Quodlibet (/ˈkwɒdlɪbɛt/; Latin for “whatever you wish” from quod, “what” and libet, “pleases”)
The players hold degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, Yale University, New England Conservatory, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Institute, and Harvard College among others. Currently they pursue careers as performing artists in both solo and prominent chamber ensembles that cover a wide range of musical styles, including ACRONYM, New Morse Code, Aizuri Quartet, Diderot String Quartet, Founders, A Far Cry, American Contemporary Ensemble, NOVUS Trinity and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. In addition to their performing careers, the members also hold teaching positions at the University of Kansas School of Music, visiting artist at the Crane School of Music in SUNY, and Musicambia, an organization dedicated to bringing music education into correctional facilities. Quodlibet Ensemble has performed at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Rockefeller University, the Essex Winter Series, Yale University British Arts Center and Dwight Chapel, the Maxwell Shepherd Arts Fund in Collinsville, CT, and Spring Glen Church in Hamden, CT. Their debut CD, Quodlibet Ensemble: Concerti Grossi, in which all players adapted gut strings, was released in the fall of 2014.