In perhaps the most surprising collaboration to come out of TED, string quartet Ethel has recorded a lively little number with … Einstein the talking parrot. We give to you: Also Spracht Einstein. Delightful.
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Ethel is, perhaps, the first 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet. An all-star foursome, Ethel is Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Mary Rowell (violin), a mixed bag of players from classical, rock and downtown new-music circles. On TED.com, they perform the third movement from Phil Kline’s four-part suite “The […]
“We lead off with Ethel, an innovative string quartet, who sound something like Bartok leading a jug band of super-hip Brooklynites… and I mean that in a good way.” — Ethan Zuckerman